from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One fourth of something, especially of some weights and measures.
- n. Chiefly British A loaf of bread weighing about 4 pounds (1.81 kilograms).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A quarter part; one fourth.
- n. A loaf of bread weighing about four pounds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A quarter. Specifically: (a) The fourth part of a pint; a gill. (b) The fourth part of a peck, or of a stone (14 ibs.).
- n. A loaf of bread weighing about four pounds; -- called also quartern loaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fourth part; a quarter.
- n. Specifically The fourth part of certain British measures.
- n. The fourth of a peck, or of a stone.
- n. A quarter of a pound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of four equal parts
Middle English quartron, from Old French quarteron, from quartier, quarter; see quarter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman quarteron ("quarter of a hundred"), from Old French quartier ("fourth") (Wiktionary)