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:

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

    Like the water, the Walden ice, seen near at hand, has a green tint, but at a distance is beautifully blue, and you can easily tell it from the white ice of the river, or the merely greenish ice of some ponds, a quarter of a mile off.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    American family life has never been particularly idyllic. In the nineteenth century, nearly a quarter of all children experienced the death of one of their parents.... Not until the sixties did the chief cause of separation of parents shift from death to divorce.
    Richard Louv (20th century)