Each of four equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided
the Latin quarter of Paris
Usually hyphenated. Of a shoe or (less commonly) a boot: that has a low quarter or rear section over the heel; that does not reach above the ankle.
Military. Usually in plural A station or quarter away from the headquarters of a regiment.
A quarter-jack in the form of a boy (also figurative).
(Of wood) cut into quarters along its length; = quarter-sawn.
Historical money or service due from a vassal to a feudal superior, equal to a quarter the amount required to support one knight.
(attributive) material made to a quarter of a standard thickness, or composed of a quarter of the usual number of layers.
Each of four days fixed by custom as marking off the quarters of the year, on which some tenancies begin and end and quarterly payments of rent and other charges fall due
Saw (a log) radially into quarters and then into boards
The disease blackleg, especially in cattle; also called quarter evil, quarter ill.
The right of troops to be billeted in free quarters (also in extended use); (also) the necessity for troops of having to find free quarters; the obligation or imposition of having to provide free board and lodging for troops.
To accommodate (troops) at free quarter; to impose (troops) on or upon a householder in this way. Now rare (historical in later use).
An ornamental window-surround, or a representation of a window, at the stern of a small sailing vessel.
A ball that strikes another so that a quarter of the one overlaps a quarter of the other.
A bell in a clock which sounds the quarter hours.
A section of pipe bent into a quarter circle.
A list containing the names of the officers and crew of a ship, and the stations to which they are quartered in times of action.
A block fitted under the quarter of a yard.
A quartermaster or quartermaster sergeant.
A person whose descent is only one quarter derived from a particular race (especially North American Indian); (also) an animal, etc., only one fourth derived from a particular breed.
†(in early use) some kind of board used in carpentry (obsolete); (later) Nautical (in plural) pieces of wood extended around a ship's quarters and stern (now historical).
A small boat hung on davits at a ship's quarter.
A book recording quartering or lodgings.
A boot reaching just above the ankle.
Of an animal: that is one quarter descended from a particular stock or pedigree.
A cue intermediate in length between an ordinary cue and a half-butt.
Calfskin quarter binding.
A small cask, a cask one quarter the usual or standard size; (in early use specifically) a quarter of a hogshead or a quarter of a butt.
A person of mixed ancestry who is a quarter from one descent and three-quarters from another, specifically (Australian and NZ) a person who is a quarter Australian Aboriginal or Maori and three-quarters white.
A quarter of the length of a chord of an aerofoil, as measured backwards from the leading edge; the point on a chord this distance from the leading edge; (also, attributive) designating a line joining such points along the span of a wing.
Wood cleft in four; quartered wood.
A clock that strikes the quarter hours.
Nautical (usually in plural) a long piece of canvas going from the upper part of a ship's gallery to the gangway (now historical).
A fissure or sand crack in the side wall of a horse's hoof, typically originating in the coronary band; a condition so characterized.
The disease blackleg, especially in cattle; = quarter ill. In later use chiefly South African.
The face (of a person, the moon, etc.) when one quarter revealed; (Military) the action or position of facing quarter-way to the right or left.
One quarter of the circumference of the trunk of a tree, especially as a measurement used to calculate the cubic content of timber.
The grain shown in a piece of quarter-sawn timber where the growth rings appear as parallel lines and the medullary rays are visible on the face.
A small guard, originally mounted a short distance in front of each battalion in a camp, and now having mainly ceremonial duties.
North American a metal protective covering or plate fitted to the heel of a shoe, a heel-cap.
A hoop used to bind the staves of a barrel, especially one placed intermediately between the middle of the barrel and either of its ends.
A jack of the clock which strikes the quarters.
The position of ships in a column when each successive vessel has its bows abaft the beam of the one in front, and a little to one side.
One fourth of a mile (approx. 0.402 km); a race over this distance.
A person, horse, etc., who runs or specializes in running quarter-mile races.
The moon as it appears with a quarter of its face illuminated, a crescent moon.
The time when a quarter of the night has passed (rare after 15th cent.; now poetic).
A resting place or landing where two flights of stairs converge at right angles to each other in a quarter turn.