Definition of quartering

Definition of quartering
  1. quartering Verb Present participle of quarter
  2. quartering Noun The act of providing housing for military personnel, especially when imposed upon the home of a private citizen.
  3. quartering Noun The method of capital punishment where a criminal is cut into four pieces.
  4. quartering Noun The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments.
  5. quartering Noun One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.
  6. quartering Noun A series of quarters, or small upright posts.
  7. quarter Adjective Pertaining to an aspect of a quarter.
  8. quarter Adjective Consisting of a fourth part, a quarter (1/4, 25%).
  9. quarter Adjective Related to a three-month term, a quarter of a year.
  10. quarter Noun Any one of four equal parts into which something has been divided.
  11. quarter Noun (United States and Canada) A coin worth 25 cents.
  12. quarter Noun A period of three consecutive months.
  13. quarter Noun A section or area (of a town, etc.).
  14. quarter Noun Accommodation granted to a defeated opponent
  15. quarter Noun An old English measure of corn, containing 8 bushels.
  16. quarter Noun An old English measure of cloth, nine inches or four nails
  17. quarter Noun Each of the four divisions or watches of a twelve-hour night.
  18. quarter Verb To divide into quarters.
  19. quarter Verb To provide housing for military personnel or other equipment.
  20. quarter Verb To drive a carriage so as to prevent the wheels from going into the ruts, or so that a rut shall be between the wheels.
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