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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quar·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quartered p. pr. & vb. n. Quartering.]
 1. To divide into four equal parts.
 2. To divide; to separate into parts or regions.
    Then sailors quartered heaven.   --Dryden.
 3. To furnish with shelter or entertainment; to supply with the means of living for a time; especially, to furnish shelter to; as, to quarter soldiers.
    They mean this night in Sardis to be quartered.   --Shak.
 4. To furnish as a portion; to allot. [R.]
 This isle . . .
 He quarters to his blue-haired deities.   -- Milton.
 5. Her. To arrange (different coats of arms) upon one escutcheon, as when a man inherits from both father and mother the right to bear arms.
 Note:When only two coats of arms are so combined they are arranged in four compartments. See Quarter, n., 1 (f).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quar·tered a.
 1. Divided into four equal parts or quarters; separated into four parts or regions.
 2.  Furnished with quarters; provided with shelter or entertainment.
 3.  Quarter-sawed; -- said of timber, commonly oak.