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Meaning of QUARTTER

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quart"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) .

 

 

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