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Origin of quarter

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English <Anglo-French; Old French quartier<Latin quartārius, equivalent to quart(us) fourth + -ārius-ary; (v.) Middle English quarteren, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM quarter

quar·ter·er, nounhalf-quarter, adjectivein·ter·quar·ter, nounoutquarters, noun
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How to use quarter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for quarter

quarter
/ (ˈkwɔːtə) /

noun
verb
adjective
being or consisting of one of four equal partsa quarter pound of butter
See also quarters

Word Origin for quarter

C13: from Old French quartier, from Latin quartārius a fourth part, from quartus fourth
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Other Idioms and Phrases with quarter

quarter

see at close quarters; draw and quarter.

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