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'quarter' - used as a noun
1. one of four equal parts
a quarter of a pound
2. a district of a city having some distinguishing character
the Latin Quarter
3. one of four periods of play into which some games are divided
both teams scored in the first quarter
4. 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
5. one of four periods into which the school year is divided
the fall quarter ends at Christmas
6. a fourth part of a year; three months
unemployment fell during the last quarter
7. one of the four major division of the compass
the wind is coming from that quarter
8. a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
9. a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
10. a coin worth one fourth of a dollar (US, Canada, etc)
he fed four quarters into the slot machine
11. an unspecified person
he dropped a word in the right quarter
12. the rear part of a ship
13. piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
14. clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
he surrendered but asked for quarter

'quarter' - used as a verb
15. provide housing for (military personnel)
16. pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes
17. divide into quarters
quarter an apple
18. divide by four; divide into quarters

derived forms
1. Quarter / Plural
quarters
2. Quarter / Past
quartered
3. Quarter / Third Person
quarters
4. Quarter / Present Participle
quartering
Variations of 'quarter'
 
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If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.