Noun Definition


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

"Both teams scored in the first quarter"

Category: General

2.Definition: a district of a city having some distinguishing character

"The Latin Quarter"

Category: Places

3.Definition: a fourth part of a year; three months

"Unemployment fell during the last quarter"

Category: General

4.Definition: a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

Category: General

5.Definition: a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)

Category: General

6.Definition: 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"

Category: General

7.Definition: a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar

"He fed four quarters into the slot machine"

Category: General

8.Definition: an unspecified person

"He dropped a word in the right quarter"

Category: People

9.Definition: clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent

"He surrendered but asked for quarter"

Category: General

10.Definition: one of four equal parts

"A quarter of a pound"

Related Noun(s):fourth, quartern

Category: General

11.Definition: one of four periods into which the school year is divided

"The fall quarter ends at Christmas"

Category: General

12.Definition: one of the four major division of the compass

"The wind is coming from that quarter"

Category: General

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

Category: Objects

14.Definition: the rear part of a ship

Related Noun(s):stern, tail

Category: Objects