from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made up of four parts.
  • adjective Being one of four parts.
  • adjective Occurring or appearing at three-month intervals.
  • adjective Heraldry Having four sections. Used of a shield.
  • noun A publication issued regularly every three months.
  • noun An examination given regularly every three months in some colleges.
  • adverb In or by quarters.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In quarters; by quarters.
  • Once in a quarter of a year: as, the returns are made quarterly.
  • In heraldry: Arranged according to the four quarters of the shield.
  • Arranged according to quartering, even when more than four divisions exist: as, he bears quarterly of twelve. Compare quartering, 4.
  • Containing or consisting of a fourth part.
  • Recurring at the end of every quarter of the year: as, quarterly payments of rent; a quarterly visitation or examination.
  • noun A publication or literary periodical issued once every three months.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb By quarters; once in a quarter of a year.
  • adverb (Her.) In quarters, or quarterings; ; in four or more parts; -- said of a shield thus divided by lines drawn through it at right angles.
  • adjective Containing, or consisting of, a fourth part.
  • adjective Recurring during, or at the end of, each quarter
  • noun A periodical work published once a quarter, or four times in a year.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Occurring once every quarter year (three months).
  • adverb Once every quarter year (three months).
  • noun A periodical publication that appears four times per year.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of a quarter
  • noun a periodical that is published every quarter (or four issues per year)
  • adverb in three month intervals
  • adverb in diagonally opposed quarters of an escutcheon


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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