- having four feet whose first digits are opposable; applies to all non-human primates
- a four-footed animal
- a mammal ambulating on all fours
- 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
- The main shaft of a feather
- A pen made from a feather
- Figuratively, any pen.
He picked up his quill and wrote a poem.
- A sharp pointed, barbed and easily detached needle-like structure that grows on the skin of a porcupine as a defense against predators.