Definition - quarter

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quarter
  1. a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
  2. a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
  3. one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
  4. one of the four major division of the compass; "the wind is coming from that quarter"
  5. a fourth part of a year; three months; "unemployment fell during the last quarter"
  6. divide by four; divide into quarters
  7. one of four periods into which the school year is divided; "the fall quarter ends at Christmas"
  8. divide into quarters; "quarter an apple"
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
  12. provide housing