Definition of Quartering

1. Noun. A coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages.

Generic synonyms: Arms, Blazon, Blazonry, Coat Of Arms



2. Noun. Living accommodations (especially those assigned to military personnel).
Generic synonyms: Housing, Living Accommodations, Lodging
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Quarter

3. Noun. Dividing into four equal parts.
Generic synonyms: Division
Derivative terms: Quarter, Quarter

Definition of Quartering

1. a. Coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; -- said of waves or any moving object.

2. n. A station.

Definition of Quartering

1. Verb. (present participle of quarter) ¹

2. Noun. The act of providing housing for military personnel, especially when imposed upon the home of a private citizen. ¹

3. Noun. The method of capital punishment where a criminal is cut into four pieces. ¹

4. Noun. (heraldry) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments. ¹

5. Noun. (heraldry) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer. ¹

6. Noun. (architecture) A series of quarters, or small upright posts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quartering

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Quartering

1. 1. A station. 2. Assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters. 3. The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments. One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer. 4. Quartering block, a block on which the body of a condemned criminal was quartered. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quartering

quarterboy
quarterboys
quarterdeck
quarterdecks
quartered
quarterer
quarterers
quarterfinal
quarterfinalist
quarterfinalists
quarterfinals
quarterfoil
quarterfoils
quarterhorse
quarterhorses
quartering (current term)
quarterings
quarterless
quarterlies
quarterlight
quarterly
quarterly court
quartermaster
quartermaster general
quartermasters
quartermistress
quartermistresses
quartern
quarternary
quarternary structure

Literary usage of Quartering

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1. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"HUME, Hutton Hall, Scotland, with the same quartering, all within a bordure arg ... 5798; quartering az. on a chev three mullets .... Yert a lion ramp. arg. ..."

2. The Antiquary (1871)
"J Lower rangt, I. Beauchamp, quartering Newburgh, Earl of Warwick, ... Ibid, quartering Neville for Lady Alice Montacute, stepdaughter of Duchess Alice, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The practice of marshalling arms by quartering spread in England by reason of ... In 1340 we have Laurence Hastings, earl of Pembroke, quartering with the ..."

4. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Second quartering was intended for Scotland, » thistle in its proper color or an argent ... Fourth quartering was supposed to do honor to the French people. ..."

5. Select Charters and Other Documents Illustrative of American History, 1606-1775 by William MacDonald (1899)
"quartering Act April, 1765 FURTHER to carry into effect the plans of the ministry in reference to America, the annual Mutiny Act of 1765 authorized the ..."

6. The Antiquarian (1871)
"Ibid, quartering Neville for Lady Alice Montacute, stepdaughter of Duchess Alice, who married Sir ..."

7. Documentary Source Book of American History by William MacDonald (1916)
"quartering Act April, 1765 FURTHER to carry into effect the plans of the ministry in reference to America, the annual Mutiny Act of 1765 authorized the ..."

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