Definition of quarter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    quarter

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkwɔːtə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrtər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quarter
    BrE BrE//ˈkwɔːtə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrtər//
     
    he / she / it quarters
    BrE BrE//ˈkwɔːtəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrtərz//
     
    past simple quartered
    BrE BrE//ˈkwɔːtəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrtərd//
     
    past participle quartered
    BrE BrE//ˈkwɔːtəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrtərd//
     
    -ing form quartering
    BrE BrE//ˈkwɔːtərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɔːrtərɪŋ//
     
     
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    divide into 4
  1. 1quarter something to cut or divide something into four parts She peeled and quartered an apple.
  2. provide rooms
  3. 2quarter somebody (+ adv./prep.) (formal) to provide somebody with a place to eat and sleep The soldiers were quartered in the town.
  4. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French quartier, from Latin quartarius ‘fourth part of a measure’, from quartus ‘fourth’, from quattuor ‘four’.
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