- One of the four sections made by dividing an area with two perpendicular lines.
(mathematics) The four regions of the Cartesian plane bounded by the x-axis and y-axis.
(geometry) One fourth of a circle or disc; a sector with an angle of 90°.
(nautical) A measuring device with a graduated arc of 90° used in locating an altitude.
- Any one of four equal parts into which something has been divided.
(United States and Canada) A coin worth 25 cents.
- A period of three consecutive months.
- A section or area (of a town, etc.).
- An old English measure of corn, containing 8 bushels.
- 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, p. 204.
: One of these is 1 Hen. V, cap. 10, defining the of corn to be eight struck bushels, and putting fines on purveyors who take more.
- Mercy or pity shown to a defeated opponent
"Sir, they have asked for ." "Have they? Well, we will give no ."
- An old English measure of cloth, nine inches or four nails