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Meaning of QUARTERN

Pronunciation:  'kwowrtun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one of four equal parts; "a quarter of a pound"
 

QUARTERN is a 8 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: fourth, fourth part, one-fourth, quarter, twenty-five percent
 
 See Also: common fraction, simple fraction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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