Definition - quarter

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quarter
  1. a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
  2. one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
  3. one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter"
  4. a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter"
  5. one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
  6. a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour; "it's a quarter til 4"; "a quarter after 4 o'clock"
  7. (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
  8. clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent; "he surrendered but asked for quarter"
  9. piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
  10. the rear part of a ship
  11. a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter" <