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:

    In the haunted house no quarter is given: in that respect
    It’s very much business as usual. The reductive principle
    Is no longer there, or isn’t enforced as much as before.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    I have started to say
    “A quarter of a century”
    Or “thirty years back”
    About my own life.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    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)