Definition of quarter

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • quarter is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 16
  • quarter is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 16
  • quarter is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 17

Definition of quarter


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

    Examples

    1. in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

    Synonyms

    1. draw
    2. draw and quarter
  • one of four equal parts (noun)

    Examples

    1. a quarter of a pound

    Synonyms

    1. fourth
    2. fourth part
    3. one-fourth
    4. one-quarter
    5. quartern
    6. twenty-five percent
  • the rear part of a ship (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. after part
    2. poop
    3. stern
    4. tail
  • provide housing for (military personnel) (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. billet
    2. canton
  • a district of a city having some distinguishing character (noun)
  • a fourth part of a year; three months (noun)

    Examples

    1. unemployment fell during the last quarter
  • an unspecified person (noun)

    Examples

    1. he dropped a word in the right quarter
  • a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds) (noun)
  • a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds) (noun)
  • a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar (noun)

    Examples

    1. he fed four quarters into the slot machine
  • a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour (noun)

    Examples

    1. it's a quarter til 4
    2. a quarter after 4 o'clock
  • clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent (noun)

    Examples

    1. he surrendered but asked for quarter
  • divide by four; divide into quarters (verb)
  • divide into quarters (verb)

    Examples

    1. quarter an apple
  • (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided (noun)

    Examples

    1. both teams scored in the first quarter
  • one of four periods into which the school year is divided (noun)

    Examples

    1. the fall quarter ends at Christmas
  • one of the four major division of the compass (noun)

    Examples

    1. the wind is coming from that quarter
  • piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp (noun)

See definition of quarter in Merriam Webster

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