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:

    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)

    A quarter of an hour is worth a thousand pieces of gold.
    Chinese proverb.

    The oft-repeated Roman story is written in still legible characters in every quarter of the Old World, and but today, perchance, a new coin is dug up whose inscription repeats and confirms their fame. Some “Judæa Capta,” with a woman mourning under a palm tree, with silent argument and demonstration confirms the pages of history.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)