Definition of "Quarter" :
noun: clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent
"He surrendered but asked for quarter."
noun: piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
noun: the rear part of a ship
noun: a district of a city having some distinguishing character
"The Latin Quarter."
noun: an unspecified person
"He dropped a word in the right quarter."
noun: a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
"He fed four quarters into the slot machine."
noun: a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
noun: a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
noun: one of four equal parts
"A quarter of a pound."
noun: one of the four major division of the compass
"The wind is coming from that quarter."
noun: a fourth part of a year; three months
"Unemployment fell during the last quarter."
noun: one of four periods into which the school year is divided
"The fall quarter ends at Christmas."
noun: a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
"It's a quarter til 4."
noun: (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided
"Both teams scored in the first quarter."
verb: divide by four; divide into quarters
verb: divide into quarters
"Quarter an apple."
verb: 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."
verb: provide housing for (military personnel)