quarter

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quarter is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
quarter

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Singular
quarter

Plural
quarters

  1. (countable) A quarter is one fourth (1/4) of something.
    The lake was about a quarter mile from town.
    About a quarter of the students came from outside the United States.
    There's an old house three quarters of the way up that mountain.
  2. (countable) A quarter is a unit of money worth 25 cents in the United States and Canada.
    Can you give me four quarters for this dollar?
  3. (countable) A quarter is a period of three months, especially in business.
    Sales were down 3.7 percent from the fourth quarter of last year.
  4. (countable) A quarter is one of four a periods of time, especially in sports.
    He threw four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter leading to a 38-28 win.
  5. (countable) A quarters is one section of a city.
    The bar was in New Orleans' French quarter.
  6. (plural only; not used in singular form) Quarters are the places where people live.
    After training, we returned to quarters to get changed and rest.

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Plain form
quarter

Third-person singular
quarters

Past tense
quartered

Past participle
quartered

Present participle
quartering

  1. (transitive) If you quarter something, you make it into four equal pieces.
    Using a sharp knife, quarter the apple.
  2. (transitive) If you quarter somebody somewhere, you give them a place to stay.
    We were quartered in Vienna during the job.