Quarters

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
  • Quarter (Fuel song), a song from the Fuel album Natural Selection

Famous quotes containing the word quarters:

    Before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the north- east side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire. I thus warmed myself by the still glowing embers which the summer, like a departed hunter, had left.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The supreme, the merciless, the destroyer of opposition, the exalted King, the shepherd, the protector of the quarters of the world, the King the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced mighty and merciless Kings from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same to acknowledge one supremacy.
    Ashurnasirpal II (r. 883–59 B.C.)

    He stood, and heard the steeple
    Sprinkle the quarters on the morning town.
    One, two, three, four, to market-place and people
    It tossed them down.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)