Adjective "quarter" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Each of four equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided.
  1. 'a page and a quarter'
  2. 'The Commonwealth Bank owns four and a quarter percent of Woodside, that's $385 million worth of shares.'
  3. 'The iliac crest is divided into four quarters, and the excursion or stage of maturity is designated as the amount of progression.'
  4. 'Trucks represent only a quarter of the vehicles passing through the toll plaza, but will contribute more than half of the toll revenue.'
  5. 'A quarter of adults now hold college degrees, compared with just 11 percent in 1970.'
  6. 'A staggering half of all secondary school children and a quarter of those at primary school say they have been bullied in the last year alone.'
  7. 'When it turned out to be actually Edgar Allan Poe's first book, it was auctioned at Sotheby's for a quarter of a million dollars.'
  8. 'The flag has a large white cross, a symbol of salvation, that divides it into four quarters.'
  9. 'With a geometric layout, commonly segmented into four quarters, the garden would be enclosed by buildings or walls.'
  10. 'They have no choice but to turn in for work the week after half term knowing that a quarter of their class are still enjoying themselves on holiday somewhere around the world.'
  11. 'A quarter of Australian universities have now increased fees, most by as much as they're allowed to.'
  12. 'the first quarter of the fiscal year'
  13. 'Earnings for the comparable quarter before these transactions were 19 cents.'
  14. 'It then restated its fourth quarter financial results in February, sparking a number of class action lawsuits.'
  15. 'Consumer confidence sagged each month in the fourth quarter, as did auto sales.'
  16. 'These showed that, over the previous four quarters, the Scottish economy had grown by just 0.3% compared with the four quarters.'
  17. 'Outsourcing now accounts for more than a third of the company's total revenue, just over a billion dollars in the latest quarter alone.'
  18. 'The world's largest media company, the parent of CNN is saying it earned almost a billion dollars in the first quarter.'
  19. 'Such a strategy for building a position in a stock over several months, quarters or even years tends to reduce the risk of acquiring a full position at a price that will later be seen as an all time high for the stock.'
  20. 'IBM added to the downbeat sentiment by reporting a 13% drop in net income for the fourth quarter of its financial year.'
  21. 'Under the terms of the lease there is a rent-free period of three months in the second quarter of the lease.'
  22. 'Directory assistance provider Conduit said it had made a profit after tax in its last quarter, three months ahead of expectations.'
  23. 'Ms Lopez spent a quarter of an hour with the candidate and reportedly emerged a confirmed Clark fan.'
  24. 'As such, I expect most people to continue responding, ‘quarter after five,’ instead of ‘a quarter after five.’'
  25. 'He agreed and we spent the next quarter of an hour shelving all his books.'
  26. 'He said: " I had spent a quarter of an hour speaking to the council about it.'
  27. 'A good time was had by all, though the show didn't get out until almost quarter to one in the morning.'
  28. 'It's a quarter past ten AM, fifteen minutes after opening, when the two men rush through the door wearing ski masks.'
  29. 'Some artists rented theaters, charging people a quarter just to look at the paintings.'
  30. 'He pulled a Canadian quarter out of the pocket of his black pants and tossed it from hand to hand.'
  31. 'Discover that buses don't take bills, that it's impossible to get change, and that four dollars in quarters weighs about half a tonne.'
  32. 'Most likely you would receive a toonie, a loonie, a quarter and a nickel, for a total of four coins.'
  33. 'He dropped sixty-one cents (two quarters, a dime, and a penny) into the cup by the one-legged Vietnam vet.'
  34. 'Forrest and I each dropped a Canadian quarter into the water, too.'
  35. 'When John Updike began publishing short stories a milkshake cost 10 cents and a quarter kept a kid busy for a week.'
  36. 'The gesso process comes first, and then the placement of the broken glass pieces, each about the size of a quarter.'
  37. 'The experimenter displayed the coin, showing both sides, and informed them that the coin was a typical quarter (which it was).'
  38. 'Dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and dollar coins are all worth more per pound than the nickel.'
  39. 'Bulk orders are classified as a quarter of beef, quarter of pig, or one of our select boxes of beef.'
  40. 'The discovery was made on Tuesday in four out of 236 quarters of beef being unloaded at the company ADM in Eastbourne, East Sussex.'
  41. 'Typically, a side or quarter of pork is butchered by a meat cutter cutting or otherwise removing from the side or quarter as many “high value” pork products as feasible using a knife, saw, and/or other standard meat processing equipment.'
  42. 'In the second quarter the gravitational pull is less, but the moonlight is strong, creating strong leaf growth.'
  43. 'there were four scores in the opening quarter'
  44. 'In the first quarters of four games entering last weekend, Rose made just three of 24 shots.'
  45. 'Probably the best thing that's happened to Australian soccer took place during the third quarter of the AFL game between Brisbane and Saint Kilda.'
  46. 'A fantastic footballer, he's a reserve; he comes on the ground when required, only plays for ten minutes in a quarter and he's pulled off again.'
  47. '‘We have to play four quarters of our best basketball, or it's going to be kind of ugly,’ said US coach Larry Brown.'
  48. 'It was a close, hard-fought game through two quarters with the Ravens taking a 6-3 lead into halftime.'
  49. 'Seven of Schauffler's eight saves came in the opening quarter of the game.'
  50. 'The 13-play march covered 73 yards, seven more than Houston managed in the game's first two quarters.'
  51. 'A previous study showed that injuries occurred predominantly in the second and third quarters in Australian Rules football.'
  52. 'If you play a football game, there are four quarters to the game.'
  53. '‘The Navy side got off to an absolute flyer by kicking two quick goals in the first minute of the quarter,’ Cpl Lowry said.'
  54. 'He reached forward and crumpled up the timetable for his last quarter.'
  55. 'During the beginning of almost any semester or quarter on any particular campus, roommates can be an especially touchy subject.'
  56. 'As the days passed though and she began the fourth week of the fall quarter, she started to settle into a basic routine.'
  57. 'As the quarter progressed, students began to take responsibility for their own successes and failures.'
  58. 'The students were very angry when they discovered during the quarter that there was to be an exit test.'
  59. 'This means that Palestinians who want to go and register for their next quarter at university can't.'
  60. 'With all that preparation, Christine still admits to a first quarter that left her wondering if she could remain in the field of special education.'
  61. 'Although the quarter system was abandoned, it was replaced with a modified, not a regular, semester structure.'
  62. 'It wasn't until the end of the spring quarter at the University of Chicago that I got up the gumption to strike out in a new direction.'
  63. 'Khaile said about R3,6 million had been set aside to deal with the matter in the first quarter of the school term.'
One fourth of a pound weight (avoirdupois, equal to 4 ounces).
  1. 'It can be made in different sizes to contain a fraction of an ounce to a quarter pound or more of liquid, gel, or cream.'
  2. 'In 1305 his executors made arrangements for one and a half pounds of wax to be always available to provide six candles, each weighing a quarter of a pound.'
  3. 'At 7.5 pounds, it is approximately a quarter pound heavier than standard Featherweights.'
  4. 'They were tiny guns by Navy standards, the least of the so-called great guns, about four and a half feet long and weighing seven and a quarter hundredweight apiece.'
  5. '10 quarter of rye are to be paid by the occupiers of Pebworth Farm and Beech Farm to 10 poor families of Hurley.'
The haunches or hindquarters of a horse.
  1. 'The heels are trimmed flat and the hoof wall at the toe and quarters is then lowered as necessary using a rasp placed at a 90° angle just in front of the white line.'
  2. 'Horses are naturally more crooked in canter, they will nearly always canter with their quarters in.'
  3. 'He was a dark iron gray with a broad chest and fine quarters, clean limbed with perfect feet, and hoofs as black as jet.'
A part of a town or city having a particular character or use.
  1. 'The city's original good intention was to improve local living standards by pulling down the city's old quarters and setting up new ones.'
  2. 'We were standing on the roof of Mushtaq's school in Aminabad, the oldest quarter of the city and the heart of old Lucknow.'
  3. 'The custom originated in the Spanish quarter of the city.'
  4. 'In 1742, when the Qianlong Emperor had been on the throne for six years, he gave orders for a new palace and garden to be built in the north-east quarter of the Forbidden City.'
  5. 'I close the shop up at lunch time - it's an old-fashioned way to do things, but the shop looks old fashioned, and sits in the old-fashioned quarter of the town.'
  6. 'Swindon Council is still eyeing up the Wyvern Theatre car park for a flagship central library as well as a museum and art gallery to create a cultural quarter for the town.'
  7. 'Built on the River Tagus, the medieval quarters of the city are characterised by small houses and narrow streets.'
  8. 'Among its ambitions could be a campaign to establish a professional quarter in the city where similar firms would be encouraged to locate.'
  9. 'It lasts 30 minutes and the young guides give an informative commentary during the tour of the city's most historic quarters.'
  10. 'Fiona feels that being around the corner from the Brewery was also a bonus when they signed up for the studios as Highgate, Abbot Hall and Kirkland are often regarded as the cultural quarter of the town.'
The direction of one of the points of the compass, especially as a direction from which the wind blows.
  1. 'The weather was perfect, the course firm and the wind blowing from the quarter best suited to setting golfers the fiercest possible test on the inward nine holes.'
  2. 'In some quarters this is known as cognitive dissonance.'
  3. 'But criticism yesterday also came from an unexpected quarter - an established ally.'
  4. 'And he has struck a chord in some unexpected quarters.'
  5. 'There has been resistance from some quarters but I hope it everyone can see that it is a benefit to both punters and television viewers.'
  6. 'However, the season ended on a disappointing note when Kinane was criticised in some quarters for the ride he gave Rock of Gibraltar in finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Mile.'
  7. 'It is defying expectations from some quarters of falling back into the $30 to $40 range.'
  8. 'Commentaries, annotations, and interpretations are all posterity's views from different quarters and corners.'
  9. 'You can expect support from unexpected quarters.'
  10. 'In spite of its downtrodden reputation in some quarters as a would-be city lacking in soul, Swindon still managed to attract four million day trippers last year.'
  11. 'In time, they realized that this looked bad - the charter idea was popular in too many quarters.'
  12. 'he trained his glasses over the starboard quarter'
  13. 'Hitting one of these submerged boxes, in a storm, steaming with the wind on your port quarter, would have been the equivalent of colliding with a supermarket delivery lorry.'
  14. 'A number of days elapsed, and then the return journey got under way, and the La Malouine was stationed on the port quarter of the now-called convoy QP14.'
  15. 'He looked round and in the moonlight saw Mr Ventouris leaning over the starboard quarter and then disappear.'
Rooms or lodgings, especially those allocated to people in military or domestic service.
  1. 'Servants' quarters, meanwhile, often lack such basic amenities as running water.'
  2. 'The study, two other guest bedrooms, a TV / media room, servant's quarters and the garage occupy the lower floor.'
  3. 'I was visited in my quarters one night by a student who informed me that an answer key to the next day's test was being circulated.'
  4. 'He then turned his attention to the staff quarters and ordered that one section should be done away with and a public toilet be built.'
  5. 'Columnar cypress tress, which were imported from Italy, line the front terrace and the grounds of 2.4 acres also house staff quarters and a garage for four cars.'
  6. 'Some colleges even provide faculty with living quarters in the residence halls.'
  7. 'The four residential buildings feature climate-controlled quarters and private showers.'
  8. 'When the activities are over and the athletes go back to their quarters, the security people will remain.'
  9. 'The crew cabin contains the flight control center and living quarters for the crew.'
  10. 'The Yarrow family's life revolved around the bakery, which included a retail area, teashop and living quarters out the back.'
Pity or mercy shown towards an enemy or opponent who is in one's power.
  1. 'He swatted, jumped and ran but the bees gave no quarter.'
  2. 'But it was by no means an easy game as Ayr gave no quarter.'
  3. 'Paolo Di Canio, meanwhile, gave no quarter, tackling ferociously, harrying opponents and delivering a fierce long-range drive just over the bar.'
  4. 'No quarter, no mercy, this was going to be a fight to the finish, one that Scorpio planned to win.'
  5. 'For chivalry limits wars, gives quarter to enemies, controls aggression and brokers peace.'
  6. 'On occasions competition threatened to get out of hand, and both teams gave no quarter in their quest for goals and clean sheets.'
  7. 'In his playing days, he was quite sharp, he was a pretty fierce Captain, he played to win and there wasn't much quarter given to the opponent or indeed sometimes his own side.'
  8. 'They gave no quarter and Robert of Artois himself and more than seven hundred French knights were killed, while the remaining French beat a prudent retreat.'
  9. 'They were expecting that they would have no choice but to use deadly force because they could expect no mercy or no quarter themselves.'
  10. 'The old rugby adage was proven correct against the Boks as the Scottish pack gave their opponents no quarter and precious little ball.'
Each of four or more roughly equal divisions of a shield separated by vertical and horizontal lines.
  1. 'The Quarter, also referred to as the franc-quartier, generally occupies 1/4 of the shield and is formed by two straight lines drawn in the direction of the Fesse, and the Pale meeting at the Fesse point.'


Divide into four equal or corresponding parts.
  1. 'In bottom of a deep roasting pan, place two quartered onions, four celery stalks, the carrots, bay leaves and white wine.'
  2. 'The prisms immediately solve the magnification problem because of the availability of long focal length lenses in which then the distance between then is effectively quartered.'
  3. 'To serve, quarter the large pancake and place on four warmed plates, or place an individual pancake on each plate.'
  4. 'One night, at a New York dinner party in the mid-1990s, Coplans unceremoniously expelled the hostess from her own kitchen, quartered some oranges, added them to the chicken and recooked it.'
  5. 'Place 2 peeled quartered onions in 1 tbsp oil with 1 tsp butter, 1 tbsp small sage leaves and 1 tsp lemon zest.'
  6. '2 carrots, peeled and cut into batons ¾ red pepper, quartered, seeded and cut into batons'
  7. 'To make turkey stock: place turkey carcass in large saucepan and add 7 cups water, 1 bay leaf, 1 stalk chopped celery and 1 onion, quartered.'
  8. 'His other contribution to the evening is to make some sandwiches - daintily quartered, but containing peanut butter mixed with sardines.'
  9. 'I remember when I played soccer in grade school, all the parents would bring quartered oranges we would devour at halftime; we're a long way from those days I suppose.'
  10. 'Add the potato quartered then, gradually stir in the stock and bring to the boil.'
  11. 'the plotters were hanged, drawn, and quartered'
  12. 'Guy Fawkes and his associates were hung, drawn and quartered in London.'
  13. 'His body was drawn and quartered and sent to all four quarters of the kingdom as a warning.'
  14. 'In quartersawing, lumber is produced by first quartering the log and then sawing perpendicular to the growth rings.'
Be stationed or lodged in a specified place.
  1. 'The Convention also stipulates that prisoners must not be held in close confinement and ‘shall be quartered under conditions as favourable as those for the forces of the Detaining Power who are billeted in the same area’.'
  2. 'Two companies of auxiliaries were stationed in the capital: F Company was quartered in Dublin Castle; and the Division's Depot Company was at Beggars Bush Barracks, in Ballybough.'
  3. '‘There's a court yard on the far side of the wing you are quartered in,’ he explained.'
  4. 'But Mutebutsi and his forces remained quartered in camps in Bukavu, an important trading centre on the border with Rwanda.'
  5. 'The soldiers were quartered in city hall, three hundred militia in Fort James.'
  6. 'British troops were quartered upon New York against the vehement opposition of the citizens they were supposedly ‘protecting.’'
  7. 'My room opened upon the central gallery, and was not even on the same floor as that on which Raffles - and I think all the other men - were quartered.'
  8. 'In the relief camp, the women were quartered separately.'
  9. 'Royalist troops quartered in the village of Bradford threatened to level the place with fire and sword as soon as they had orders to do so, says William Scruton in his 1889 book Pen & Pencil Pictures of Old Bradford.'
  10. 'I was further shocked to find nine other boys quartered there.'
  11. 'you would have had her quartered on you forever'
Range over or traverse (an area) in every direction.
  1. 'Four companies have divided the work among them, quartering the site.'
  2. 'A single unpaved avenue split the town down the middle, from north to south, the river quartering it east to west.'
  3. 'In the distance, a barn owl quartered a field looking for a rodent supper.'
  4. 'They were quartering the area, methodically searching the rugged terrain.'
  5. 'There was no sign of any fish in its talons when it emerged again, and it flew off, continuing to quarter the river.'
  6. 'his young dog quartered back and forth in quick turns'
Display (different coats of arms) in quarters of a shield, especially to show arms inherited from heiresses who have married into the bearer's family.
  1. 'The royal standard remained unchanged until the union of the crowns of England and Scotland in 1603, when James I and VI quartered the English / French flag with that of Scotland and the gold harp of Ireland.'
  2. 'The shield was quartered, and, since France was the senior kingdom, the French arms took precedence in the first (top left) and fourth (bottom right) quarters.'

More definitions

1. one of the four equal or equivalent parts into which anything is or may be divided: a quarter of an apple; a quarter of a book.

2. a fourth part, especially of one (¼).

3. one fourth of a U.S. or Canadian dollar, equivalent to 25 cents.

4. a coin of this value.

5. one fourth of an hour: He stayed there for an hour and a quarter.

6. the moment marking this period: The clock struck the quarter.

7. one fourth of a calendar or fiscal year: The bank sends out a statement each

More examples(as adjective)

"earningses can be quarter."

"results can be quarter."

"profits can be quarter."

"losses can be quarter."

"growths can be quarter."

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Middle English: from Old French quartier, from Latin quartarius ‘fourth part of a measure’, from quartus ‘fourth’, from quattuor ‘four’.