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quarter

1. one of four equal or nearly equal parts of an object, quantity, amount, etc.
2. the fraction equal to one divided by four (1/4)
3. US and Canadian a quarter of a dollar; 25-cent piece
4. a unit of weight equal to a quarter of a hundredweight. 1 US quarter is equal to 25 pounds; 1 Brit quarter is equal to 28 pounds
5. short for quarter-hour
6. a fourth part of a year; three months
7. Astronomy
a. one fourth of the moon's period of revolution around the earth
b. either of two phases of the moon, first quarter or last quarter when half of the lighted surface is visible from the earth
8. Informal a unit of weight equal to a quarter of a pound or 4 ounces
9. Brit a unit of capacity for grain, etc., usually equal to 8 U.K. bushels
10. Nautical the part of a vessel's side towards the stern, usually aft of the aftermost mast
11. Nautical the general direction along the water in the quadrant between the beam of a vessel and its stern
12. a region or district of a town or city
13. a region, direction, or point of the compass
14. any of the four limbs, including the adjacent parts, of the carcass of a quadruped or bird
15. Vet science the side part of the wall of a horse's hoof
16. Military slang short for quartermaster

quarter

[′kwȯrd·ər]
(mechanics)
A unit of mass in use in the United States, equal to ¼ short ton, or 500 pounds, or 226.796185 kilograms.
A unit of mass used in troy measure, equal to ¼ troy hundredweight, or 25 troy pounds, or 9.33104304 kilograms. Abbreviated qr tr.
A unit of mass used in the United Kingdom, equal to ¼ hundredweight, or 28 pounds, or 12.70058636 kilograms. Abbreviated qr.
A unit of volume used in the United Kingdom for measurement of liquid and solid substances, equal to 8 bushels, or 64 gallons, or approximately 0.29094976 cubic meter.
(naval architecture)
Portions of a vessel's sides about midway between the stem and the middle and between the middle and the stern.

quarter

1. A small timber used as an upright stud in partitions to which the laths are nailed.
2. A square panel.

quarter

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The "Sonderprogramm Quartier" and the "Quartiersimpulse" funding program are part of the "Quartier 2020 - Gemeinsam.Gestalten." Strategy, with which the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration supports municipalities in the development of age- and generation-friendly quarters.
Moyen de transport ecologique, de nature a tirer vers le haut la qualite de services des autres modes de mobilite, le Tramway de Casablanca permettra d'integrer les quartiers peripheriques au developpement economique des bassins de creation de richesse au centre de la megalopole marocain, et de valoriser ces quartiers pour le bien de leurs habitants.
L'historiographie de la vie quotidienne dans les quartiers populaires du Quebec s'enrichit de trois nouvelles publications.
Selon la litterature sur l'espace-temps ("time-geographical literature"), les families sont dependantes des services offerts dans et au-dela de leur quartier pour mener a bien leur vie familiale quotidienne (Karsten 2007).
Pour etre retenu dans notre echantillon, un quartier devait avoir connu une evolution recente et rapide dans la composition de sa population avec une transformation ethnoculturelle significative liee a l'installation de nouveaux arrivants.
Il arrive que plusieurs annees apres leur disparition, l'appellation de la rue ou du quartier leur survive (23).
Le premier texte, ecrit par Sylvie Dufresne, qui a une vaste experience du domaine museal, surtout dans le Vieux-Montreal, fait le point sur les musees, dont la presence dans le quartier ne date pas d'hier.
Dans le premier cas, il s'agit de differents quartiers de la ville de Quebec decrits par des residents (CQ), alors que le deuxieme cas s'attache uniquement au quartier SaintRoch, vu par des residents, des urbanistes, des representants d'associations locales ou des personnes qui y travaillent.
At the launch of the Qanat Quartier in January this year all of the properties on sale were snapped up within an hour -- for a total value of QR1.5 billion, he added.- TradeArabia News Service
Quartiers en essor--Toronto : Scarborough Village grandit en suivant une trajectoire positive.
Quartier International, which covers 27 hectares and spans seven blocks of highway and Metro, succeeds in reconnecting severed zones of the city centre.
"Ces travaux de canalisation viennent a point nomme, car non seulement les routes seront praticables mais ils donneront fiere allure au quartier residentiel", a affirme une habitante de ce quartier, Aka Marthe.