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Synonyms for quarter

Synonyms for quarter

one of four equal parts of something

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a rather small part of a geographic unit considered in regard to its inhabitants or distinctive characteristics

Synonyms for quarter

a district of a city having some distinguishing character

(football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided

a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour

one of four periods into which the school year is divided

a fourth part of a year

one of the four major division of the compass

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a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar

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an unspecified person

the rear part of a ship

piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp

clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent

provide housing for (military personnel)

pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him

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divide into quarters

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divide by four

References in classic literature ?
Calots are not permitted within the walls of the palace proper, and so I had had to relegate poor Woola to quarters in the stables where the royal thoats are kept.
As the great day drew nearer, there was more singing in the slave quarters than usual.
Caching the remainder of the deer's hind quarter in the crotch of a tree the ape-man wiped his greasy palms upon his naked thighs and swung off in pursuit of Numa.
On the following Monday the balance of the goods was to be sent on shore and the party were to transfer their residence to their new quarters.
Come, mother, there is a coach at the door, and until Monday, at all events, we will return to our old quarters.
In considering the wide distribution of certain genera, we should bear in mind that some are extremely ancient, and must have branched off from a common parent at a remote epoch; so that in such cases there will have been ample time for great climatal and geographical changes and for accidents of transport; and consequently for the migration of some of the species into all quarters of the world, where they may have become slightly modified in relation to their new conditions.
He said she was the wife of Mr Waters, who was a captain in their regiment, and had often been with him at quarters.
A quarter past one now struck, and the bell began tolling for dinner; so they went into the hall and took their places, Tom at the very bottom of the second table, next to the prepostor (who sat at the end to keep order there), and East a few paces higher.
We now wore the ship again, and brought our quarter to bear upon them, and firing three guns more, we found the boat was almost split to pieces; in particular, her rudder and a piece of her stern were shot quite away; so they handed her sail immediately, and were in great disorder.
He drank a quarter of a pint before breakfast, and then walked up a hill; and another quarter of a pint after breakfast, and then walked down a hill; and, after every fresh quarter of a pint, Mr.
All manner of incidents combined in favour of the occasion: not only had Mr and Mrs Garland forewarned him that they intended to make no deduction for his outfit from the great amount, but to pay it him unbroken in all its gigantic grandeur; not only had the unknown gentleman increased the stock by the sum of five shillings, which was a perfect god-send and in itself a fortune; not only had these things come to pass which nobody could have calculated upon, or in their wildest dreams have hoped; but it was Barbara's quarter too--Barbara's quarter, that very day--and Barbara had a half-holiday as well as Kit, and Barbara's mother was going to make one of the party, and to take tea with Kit's mother, and cultivate her acquaintance.
returned the man, with a relish; "he'll be drawn on a hurdle to be half hanged, and then he'll be taken down and sliced before his own face, and then his inside will be taken out and burnt while he looks on, and then his head will be chopped off, and he'll be cut into quarters.
I soon found Sola and explained to her that I wished her to guard Dejah Thoris as she had guarded me; that I wished her to find other quarters where they would not be molested by Sarkoja, and I finally informed her that I myself would take up my quarters among the men.
They informed Captain Bonneville, however, that not far from his quarters they had found a wallet of fresh meat and a cord, which they supposed had been left by some prowling Blackfeet.
These, with the numerous herds of buffalo that ranged the lower grounds along the river, promised the travellers abundant cheer in their winter quarters.