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Quarter Definition(s)

The word quarter is a noun.  Quarter means (1) piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp, (2) the rear part of a ship, (3) a district of a city having some distinguishing character, (4) an unspecified person, (5) a United States coin worth one fourth of a dollar, (6) a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds), (7) a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds), (8) one of four equal parts, (9) one of the four major division of the compass, (10) a fourth part of a year; three months, (11) one of four periods into which the school year is divided, (12) a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour, (13) one of four periods of play into which some games are divided.
Quarter is also a verb that means (1) divide by four; divide into quarters, (2) divide into quarters, (3) pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him, (4) provide housing for (military personnel).

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