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Definition of "quarter" [quar•ter]

  • One of four equal parts. (noun)
  • A coin equal to one fourth of the dollar of the United States and Canada. (noun)
  • One fourth of an hour; 15 minutes. (noun)
  • One fourth of a year; three months: Sales were up in the second quarter. (noun)
  • An academic term lasting approximately three months. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quarter" in a sentence
  • "They sold 6.7 billion in merchandise in 4th quarter 2008 alone*, and even during a down economy, Amazon products are selling even more - Amazon shopping was up 18% in fourth quarter*."
  • "Sales of $2.3 billion rose 7% from the second quarter Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.02 up 6% from second quarter*"
  • "Our coach this quarter is a younger preacher, whose hefty stature matched his voice."