English dictionary definition of:



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


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


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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 21:15:45 on 17-01-20

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