1 one of four equal parts into which sth is divided
VERB + QUARTER break/cut/divide/fold sth into ~s
PREP. ~ of a quarter of a century/mile/million a quarter of an hour a quarter of all potential customers
2 period of three months
ADJ. first, second, third, fourth/last Profits fell during the third quarter. | current, previous
PREP. during the ~
3 part of a town
ADJ. old | Arab, Chinese, Latin, etc. | diplomatic, historic, industrial, residential 4 quarters place to live in
ADJ. comfortable, spacious | confined, cramped, modest | private the president's private quarters | living, sleeping | officers', servants', soldiers' | married The corporal and his family lived in married quarters.
VERB + QUARTER be confined to He was confined to quarters as a punishment.