Synonyms for quarter

Synonyms for (noun) quarter

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: clemency or mercy shown to a defeated opponent

Usage: he surrendered but asked for quarter

Similar words: mercifulness, mercy, clemency

Definition: leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

Usage: he threw himself on the mercy of the court

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp

Similar words: piece of leather

Definition: a separate part consisting of leather

Synonyms: stern, tail, after part, poop, quarter

Definition: the rear part of a ship

Similar words: rear, back

Definition: the side that goes last or is not normally seen

Usage: he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: a district of a city having some distinguishing character

Usage: the Latin Quarter

Similar words: city district

Definition: a district of a town or city

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: an unspecified person

Usage: he dropped a word in the right quarter

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar

Usage: he fed four quarters into the slot machine

Similar words: coin

Definition: a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)

Similar words: British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit

Definition: a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

Similar words: avoirdupois unit

Definition: any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights

Synonyms: twenty-five percent, one-fourth, one-quarter, quarter, quartern, fourth, fourth part

Definition: one of four equal parts

Usage: a quarter of a pound

Similar words: common fraction, simple fraction

Definition: the quotient of two integers

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: one of the four major division of the compass

Usage: the wind is coming from that quarter

Similar words: orientation

Definition: position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: a fourth part of a year; three months

Usage: unemployment fell during the last quarter

Similar words: time period, period, period of time

Definition: an amount of time

Usage: a time period of 30 years; hastened the period of time of his recovery; Picasso's blue period

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: one of four periods into which the school year is divided

Usage: the fall quarter ends at Christmas

Similar words: session, school term, academic session, academic term

Definition: the time during which a school holds classes

Usage: they had to shorten the school term

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour

Usage: it's a quarter til 4; a quarter after 4 o'clock

Similar words: unit of time, time unit

Definition: a unit for measuring time periods

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided

Usage: both teams scored in the first quarter

Similar words: part, section, division

Definition: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

Usage: the written part of the exam; the finance section of the company; the BBC's engineering division

Synonyms for (verb) quarter

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: divide by four; divide into quarters

Similar words: divide, fraction

Definition: perform a division

Usage: Can you divide 49 by seven?

Synonyms: quarter

Definition: divide into quarters

Usage: quarter an apple

Similar words: section, segment

Definition: divide into segments

Usage: segment an orange; segment a compound word

Synonyms: quarter, draw, draw and quarter

Definition: pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him

Usage: in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays

Synonyms: canton, quarter, billet

Definition: provide housing for (military personnel)

Similar words: accommodate, lodge

Definition: provide housing for

Usage: We are lodging three foreign students this semester

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