- (of an escutcheon) divided into four or more parts.
- (of a cross) having the central square portion removed.
Definition for quartered (2 of 2)
- housing accommodations, as a place of residence; lodgings.
- Military. the buildings, houses, barracks, or rooms occupied by military personnel or their families.
- the after part of a ship's side, usually from about the aftermost mast to the stern.
- the general horizontal direction 45° from the stern of a ship on either side: Another boat is coming near on the port quarter.
- one of the stations to which crew members are called for battle, emergencies, or drills.
- the part of a yard between the slings and the yardarm.
- quarter point.
- any of the four equal areas into which an escutcheon may be divided by a vertical and a horizontal line passing through the center.
- any of the variously numbered areas into which an escutcheon may be divided for the marshaling of different arms.
- any of the arms marshaled on an escutcheon.
- a charge occupying one quarter of an escutcheon, especially that in dexter chief.Compare canton(def 3).
verb (used with object)
- to divide (an escutcheon) into four or more parts.
- to place or bear quarterly (different coats of arms, etc.) on an escutcheon.
- to display (a coat of arms) with one's own on an escutcheon.
verb (used without object)
Origin of quarter
Examples from the Web for quartered
And there was the one in Henry VII, with Ray Winstone, where I was drawn and quartered.Life After Deaths: Sean Bean on 'Game of Thrones' Paternity and 'Legends'|Jason Lynch|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war blah blah blah.P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?|P. J. O’Rourke|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like practically every other inch of the planet, they can be surveyed and mapped, drawn, quartered, and vivisected by satellite.
His quartered carcass was impaled above other London city gates.
Are we about to see a revisionist pushback on how Hot Rod has already been hanged, drawn, and quartered?
Now that troops were quartered in their homes this state of things was speedily changed.Lafcadio Hearn|Nina H. Kennard
The beef had been quartered and roasted on a spit over a charcoal fire, outside one of the huts.Francisco Our Little Argentine Cousin|Eva Cannon Brooks
Next we marched to the Curragh camp to be quartered there during the balance of the drill season.A Soldier's Life|Edwin G. Rundle
To the left, on the borders of the plain; he is quartered in a wood.The Usurper|Judith Gautier
Soldiers were quartered in the college gates and the kitchens.Oxford and its Story|Cecil Headlam
British Dictionary definitions for quartered (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for quartered (2 of 2)
- one fourth of the moon's period of revolution around the earth
- either of two phases of the moon, first quarter or last quarter when half of the lighted surface is visible from the earth
- to divide (a shield) into four separate bearings with a cross
- to place (one set of arms) in diagonally opposite quarters to another
Word Origin for quarter
Idioms and Phrases with quartered
see at close quarters; draw and quarter.