English dictionary definition of:



  • one of four equal parts
  • a district of a city having some distinguishing character
  • (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided
  • a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
  • one of four periods into which the school year is divided
  • a fourth part of a year; three months
  • one of the four major division of the compass
  • a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
  • a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
  • a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
  • an unspecified person
  • the rear part of a ship
  • piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp
  • clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent


  • provide housing for (military personnel)
  • pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
  • divide into quarters
  • divide by four; divide into quarters


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Spellzone course content

View spelling list qua and squa words and learn about the word quarter in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 3. Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 2.

Scrabble score for quarter

Scrabble score = 16

generated at 13:43:04 on 12-03-20

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