(redirected from Quarter moon)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Quarter moon: first quarter moon


emblematic representation of the quarter moon. The crescent and star, ancient Byzantine symbols that became the emblems of Constantinople, were also assumed as the standard of the Ottoman Turks. The crescent surmounted by a cross indicates the origin of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The crescent appears on the flags of various present-day Muslim nations. The emblem is also used in blazonry.


Shape similar to the visible part of the moon in its first or last quarter; also the shape of a row of townhouse fronts constructed in the approximate shape of a circular or elliptical arc.


A building or series of buildings whose façades follow a concave arc of a circle or ellipse in plan.


1. the biconcave shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
2. Chiefly Brit a crescent-shaped street, often lined with houses of the same style
a. the emblem of Islam or Turkey
b. Islamic or Turkish power
References in periodicals archive ?
Yet to capitalise, you'll need to shrug off a tricky quarter Moon which could see you losing confidence or getting mired in other people's agendas.
Aidan is happy that the coughing hasn't effected Quarter Moon and, if she reproduces her earlier classic form, she'll make life difficult for her Epsom Oaks conqueror Kazzia and Islington.
Quarter Moon looked fine when she walked out this morning.
To the great credit of the first two, Quarter Moon (15-2) had managed to pull an enormous 14 lengths clear of the third horse, Shadow Dancing (14-1), with Starbourne (16-1) fourth.
Kinane said it was a "hard call" making the selection between O'Brien's Quarter Moon and Sophistiticat.
She stayed on to beat Quarter Moon, who had been ridden clear by Mick Kinane two furlongs out, by a length.
Taking a significant step up in grade in her stride, the daughter of Doyoun was relegating Quarter Moon (4-5) to the runner-up berth at Classic level for the third time on the trot when producing a superior change of gear to win by a length.
Given her rate of progress she should give Quarter Moon a run for it and Weld has already tasted victory in the Irish Oaks which has rarely worked out in favour of Irish trainers.
Of Aidan O'Brien's foursome comprising Quarter Moon, Kournakova, Starbourne and Maryinsky, I'd have to say Quarter Moon has the best chance.
Dangers abound with 14 runners set to go to post for the pounds 350,000 contest and Kazzia may have most to fear from Aidan O'Brien's Quarter Moon.
Aiden O'Brien has three in the line-up and it is interesting to note that Mick Kinane has chosen newcomer Quarter Moon.