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Quartering definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUART'ERING, ppr. Dividing into quarters or into distinct parts; stationing for lodgings.
1. A station.
2. Assignment of quarters for soldiers.
3. The division of a shield containing many coats.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages
2: living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel)
3: dividing into four equal parts

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the division of an escutcheon containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments b. a quarter of an escutcheon or the coat of arms on it 2. a line of usually noble or distinguished ancestry II. adjective Date: circa 1692 1. coming from a point well abaft the beam of a ship but not directly astern <quartering waves> 2. lying at right angles

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 (in pl.) the coats of arms marshalled on a shield to denote the alliances of a family with the heiresses of others. 2 the provision of quarters for soldiers. 3 the act or an instance of dividing, esp. into four equal parts. 4 timber sawn into lengths, used for high-quality floor-boards etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Quartter Quart"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quartered; p. pr. & vb. n. Quartering.] 1. To divide into four equal parts.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Quartering Quar"ter*ing, a. 1. (Naut.) Coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; -- said of waves or any moving object. 2. (Mach.) At right angles, as the cranks of a locomotive, which are in planes forming a right angle with each other.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Quartering Quar"ter*ing, n. 1. A station. [Obs.] --Bp. Montagu. 2. Assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters. 3. (Her.) (a) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments. (b) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer. 4. (Arch.) A series of quarters, or small upright posts. See Quarter, n., 1 (m) (Arch.) --Gwilt. Quartering block, a block on which the body of a condemned criminal was quartered. --Macaulay.

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