Quarter Quar"ter (kw[aum]r"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quartered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quartering}.] 1. To divide into four equal parts. [1913 Webster]

2. To divide; to separate into parts or regions. [1913 Webster]

Then sailors quartered heaven. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish with shelter or entertainment; to supply with the means of living for a time; especially, to furnish shelter to; as, to quarter soldiers. [1913 Webster]

They mean this night in Sardis to be quartered. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To furnish as a portion; to allot. [R.] [1913 Webster]

This isle . . . He quarters to his blue-haired deities. -- Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. (Her.) To arrange (different coats of arms) upon one escutcheon, as when a man inherits from both father and mother the right to bear arms. [1913 Webster]

Note: When only two coats of arms are so combined they are arranged in four compartments. See {Quarter}, n., 1 (f) . [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • quartered — adj. divided into fourths; divided into parts; housed, lodged quar·ter || kwÉ”rtÉ™(r) / kwɔːtÉ™ adj. being one fourth; being one forth in quality; having four equal parts n. one fourth; neighborhood; coin worth 25 cents (used in USA and… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quartered — /ˈkwɔtəd/ (say kwawtuhd) adjective 1. divided into quarters. 2. provided with quarters or lodging. 3. (of timber) quartersawn. 4. Heraldry a. divided or arranged quarterly. b. (of a cross) having a square piece missing in the centre …   Australian English dictionary

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