Definition - quarter

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  1. a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
  2. an unspecified person; "he dropped a word in the right quarter"
  3. a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar; "he fed four quarters into the slot machine"
  4. divide by four; divide into quarters
  5. a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
  6. divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"
  7. a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
  8. pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
  9. one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
  10. provide housing for (military personnel)
  11. one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter"
  12. a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter"
  13. one of four periods into which the school year is divid

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