Definitions for: Quartern


[n] one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"



Webster (1913) Definition: Quar"tern, n.[OE. quarteroun, quartron, F. quarteron,
the fourth part of a pound, or of a hundred; cf. L.
quartarius a fourth part, quarter of any measure, quartern,
gill. See Quarter, and cf. Quarteron, Quadroon.]
1. 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.).

2. A loaf of bread weighing about four pounds; -- called also
quartern loaf. --Simmonds.

Synonyms: fourth, fourth part, one-fourth, quarter, twenty-five percent

See Also: common fraction, simple fraction


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