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noun quarter pronunciation in British English /ˈkwɔː(r)tə(r)/
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pluralquarters
  1. 1
    [countable] maths one of four equal parts of something
    quarter of:

    Over a quarter of our income goes on food.

    Nearly three quarters of the children were ill.

  2. 2
    [countable] a part of a town where you find particular buildings, activities, or people

    the Chinese quarter of the city

    a house in the student quarter

  3. 3
    [countable] [often plural] formal a particular person or group of people
    in some quarters (=among some people or groups of people):

    Concern has been expressed in some quarters about this policy.

    from all quarters (=from all people or groups):

    He has won support from all quarters.

    from this/that quarter (=from one particular person or group):

    I knew there would be a lot of trouble from that quarter.

  4. 4
    [countable] British a unit for measuring weight, containing four ounces and equal to 0.113 kilograms
    quarter of:

    Can you buy me a quarter of ham?

  5. 5
    [countable] a coin that is worth one quarter of an American or Canadian dollar, or 25 cents
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  6. 6
    [uncountable] literary kind behaviour towards someone who you have defeated or someone who is under your authority
    give/get no quarter:

    Any man found breaking the rules would be given absolutely no quarter.

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