Definition of Quarter

Quarter n. means: The encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys.

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Quarter n. means: The encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys.

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter (n.) means: The encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys.

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Quarteron (n.): A quarter; esp., a quarter of a pound, or a quarter of a hundred.

Eking (v. t.): The carved work under the quarter piece at the aft part of the quarter gallery.

Quarter (v. t.): A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.

Quarter (n.): The fourth part of the moon's period, or monthly revolution; as, the first quarter after the change or full.

Quarter (n.): One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc.

Quarter (n.): The after-part of a vessel's side, generally corresponding in extent with the quarter-deck; also, the part of the yardarm outside of the slings.

Quarter (n.): The fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part of a chaldron of coal.

Gallery (a.): A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850.

Quarter (v. t.): The fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11 15', that is, about 2 49'; -- called also quarter point.

Cardecu (n.): A quarter of a crown.

Quarter round (): An ovolo.

Corner (n.): Direction; quarter.

Quadrant (n.): The fourth part; the quarter.

Quarter (v. i.): To lodge; to have a temporary residence.

Quarter (v. t.): Friendship; amity; concord.

Part (n.): Quarter; region; district; -- usually in the plural.

Back (v. i.): To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; -- used of the wind.

Coomb (n.): A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter.

Breastwork (n.): A railing on the quarter-deck and forecastle.

Ghetto (n.): The Jews'quarter in an Italian town or city.

Ward (n.): A division, district, or quarter of a town or city.

Three-quarter (a.): Measuring thirty inches by twenty-five; -- said of portraitures.

Picayune (n.): A small coin of the value of six and a quarter cents. See Fippenny bit.

Quarter (v. t.): A station at which officers and men are posted in battle; -- usually in the plural.

Quart (n.): The fourth part; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth.

Broadside (n.): The side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to the quarter.

Circumspectness (n.): Vigilance in guarding against evil from every quarter; caution.

Maximilian (n.): A gold coin of Bavaria, of the value of about 13s. 6d. sterling, or about three dollars and a quarter.

Sleeper (n.): One of the knees which connect the transoms to the after timbers on the ship's quarter.

Rack (n.): The neck and spine of a fore quarter of veal or mutton.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Quarter

Meaning of quarter

quarter means: five shillings (5/-) from the 1800s, meaning a quarter of a pound. More recently (1900s) the slang 'a quarter' has transfered to twenty-five pounds.

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: The after part of a ship's side. Made up of the Starboard Quarter and the Port Quarter.

Meaning of quarter

quarter means: n. A term in reference to a quarter ounce bag of marijuana.  "Aye yo son lets get a quarter off of Johnny." 

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: (1) That portion of the vessel forward of the stern and abaft of the beam. "On the quarter" applies to a bearing 45º abaft the beam. Every boat has a starboard and a port quarter. (2) Mercy shown to captives or enemies, such as giving quarter to the passengers of a seized vessel.*

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: A quarter can be a room, aboard a ship but more often in pirate terms quarter meant mercy. The pirate would run up the Jolly Roger which meant they were going to attack and show no mercy or quarter if fired upon. The captain of the other ship, could strike or lower their own flag meaning they were not going to fight. If the ship were to strike its colors then quarter was given and the ship was looted but personnel were not harmed (that is, if the pirate kept his word!).

Meaning of Quarter Spring

Quarter Spring means: Line led forward, from quarter of a vessel, to prevent her from moving astern.

Meaning of quarter

quarter means: A 25-cent piece. Give me a quarter; I need to make a telephone call.

Meaning of QUARTER TO TWO

QUARTER TO TWO means: Quarter to two is British rhyming slang for Jew.

Meaning of QUARTER

QUARTER means: Quarter is military slang for quartermaster.

Meaning of QUARTER PAST TWO

QUARTER PAST TWO means: Quarter past two is London Cockney rhyming slang for a Jew.

Meaning of Quarter Boat

Quarter Boat means: Boat carried at davits on quarter of ship, and kept ready for immediate use when at sea.

Meaning of Quarter deck

Quarter deck means: Originally, a smaller deck situated above the HALF-DECK (q.v.), covering about a quarter of the vessel. Obs. b. In later use: That part of the upper or spar-deck which extends between the stern and after-mast, and is used as a promenade by the superior officers or cabin-passengers

Meaning of QUARTER

QUARTER means: quarter ounce

Meaning of farthing

farthing means: a quarter of an old penny (¼d) - not slang, a proper word in use (in slightly different form - feorthung) since the end of the first millenium, and in this list mainly to clarify that the origin of the word is not from 'four things', supposedly and commonly believed from the times when coins were split to make pieces of smaller value, but actually (less excitingly) from Old English feortha, meaning fourth, corresponding to Old Frisian fiardeng, meaning a quarter of a mark, and similar Germanic words meaning four and fourth. The modern form of farthing was first recorded in English around 1280 when it altered from ferthing to farthing.

Meaning of quarter moon

quarter moon means: Hashish

Meaning of quarter piece

quarter piece means: 1/4 ounce

Meaning of quarter bag

quarter bag means: $25 worth of drugs

Meaning of quarter

quarter means: a U.S. or Canadian 25-cent coin

Meaning of quarter

quarter means: 1/4 ounce or $25 worth of drugs

Meaning of On the Quarter

On the Quarter means: A direction of forty five degrees or less from the stern.

Meaning of Quarteron

Quarteron means: A quarter; esp., a quarter of a pound, or a quarter of a hundred.

Meaning of Eking

Eking means: The carved work under the quarter piece at the aft part of the quarter gallery.

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: The fourth part of the moon's period, or monthly revolution; as, the first quarter after the change or full.

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc.

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: The after-part of a vessel's side, generally corresponding in extent with the quarter-deck; also, the part of the yardarm outside of the slings.

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: The fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part of a chaldron of coal.

Meaning of Gallery

Gallery means: A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850.

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: The fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11 15', that is, about 2 49'; -- called also quarter point.

Meaning of Cardecu

Cardecu means: A quarter of a crown.

Meaning of Quarter round

Quarter round means: An ovolo.

Meaning of Corner

Corner means: Direction; quarter.

Meaning of Quadrant

Quadrant means: The fourth part; the quarter.

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: To lodge; to have a temporary residence.

Meaning of Quarter

Quarter means: Friendship; amity; concord.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Agonist

Agonist means: One who contends for the prize in public games.

Meaning of Cabin

Cabin means: To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge.

Meaning of Revive

Revive means: To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.

Meaning of Scorpio

Scorpio means: The eighth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the twenty-third day of October, marked thus [/] in almanacs.

Meaning of Whereabouts

Whereabouts means: The place where a person or thing is; as, they did not know his whereabouts.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of GIORGIO ARMANI

GIORGIO ARMANI means: Giorgio Armani is British rhyming slang for a sandwich (sarnie).

Meaning of PONG

PONG means: Pong is British slang for an unpleasent smell.Pong is derogatory Australian slang for an oriental.

Meaning of STOUSH

STOUSH means: Stoush is Australian and New Zealand slang for to hit or punch; a fight.

Meaning of VALIUM

VALIUM means: Valium is slang for valium.

Meaning of bugger! Bugger it!

bugger! Bugger it! means: exclamation of disgust

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