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quarter noun

1 one of four equal parts into which sth is divided

VERB + QUARTER break/cut/divide/fold sth into ~s

PREP. ~ of a quarter of a century/mile/million a quarter of an hour a quarter of all potential customers

2 period of three months

ADJ. first, second, third, fourth/last Profits fell during the third quarter. | current, previous

PREP. during the ~

3 part of a town

ADJ. old | Arab, Chinese, Latin, etc. | diplomatic, historic, industrial, residential 4 quarters place to live in

ADJ. comfortable, spacious | confined, cramped, modest | private the president's private quarters | living, sleeping | officers', servants', soldiers' | married The corporal and his family lived in married quarters.

VERB + QUARTER be confined to He was confined to quarters as a punishment.