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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


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·ter·ing, a.
 1. Naut. Coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; -- said of waves or any moving object.
 2. Mach. At right angles, as the cranks of a locomotive, which are in planes forming a right angle with each other.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quar·ter·ing, n.
 1. A station. [Obs.]
 2. Assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters.
 3. Her. (a) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments. (b) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.
 4. Arch. A series of quarters, or small upright posts. See Quarter, n., 1 (m) Arch.
 Quartering block, a block on which the body of a condemned criminal was quartered.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon;
           combining four coats of arms on one shield usually
           represented intermarriages
      2: living accommodations (especially those assigned to military
      3: dividing into four equal parts