Quarter

A quarter is one fourth, 1⁄4, 25%, or 0.25 and may refer to:

  • Quarter (urban subdivision), a section or area, usually of a town
  • Quarter (United States coin), valued at one-fourth of a U.S. dollar
  • Quarter (Canadian coin), valued at one-fourth of a Canadian dollar
  • Academic quarter (year division), a division of an academic year lasting from 8 to 12 weeks
  • Academic quarter (class timing), term used by universities in various European countries for the 15 minutes between the defined start time for a lecture and the actual time it will start
  • Fiscal quarter, one fourth (three months) of a fiscal year
  • Quarter, imperial units equal to:
    • 4 ounces (113 g), or one fourth of 1 pound (0.45 kg)
    • 28 pounds (12.7 kg), or one fourth of 1 long hundredweight (112 lb or 50.8 kg)
  • Quarter, South Lanarkshire, a small settlement in Scotland

Famous quotes containing the word quarter:

    I also heard the whooping of the ice in the pond, my great bed-fellow in that part of Concord, as if it were restless in its bed and would fain turn over, were troubled with flatulency and bad dreams; or I was waked by the cracking of the ground by the frost, as if some one had driven a team against my door, and in the morning would find a crack in the earth a quarter of a mile long and a third of an inch wide.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Somewhere between a third and a quarter of all people living in America today were born between 1946 and 1965 and if you think you’re tired of hearing about us, you should try being one of us.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    I was able to believe for years that going to Madame Swann’s was a vague chimera that I would never attain; after having passed a quarter of an hour there, it was the time at which I did not know her which became to me a chimera and vague, as a possible destroyed by another possible.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)