Adjective "quartering" definition and examples

(Quartering may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


The coats of arms marshalled on a shield to denote the marriages into a family of the heiresses of others.
  1. 'The devices of ornament can amplify, by doubling and redoubling or other types of repetition and variation, these degrees of status as in heraldic quarterings and the chevrons of rank.'
  2. 'The frustrations of the poor provincial nobles was one factor leading to to the famous Ségur law of 1781, which required four quarterings of nobility in order to become an officer.'
The provision of accommodation or lodgings, especially for troops.
  1. 'Attempts at forcible conversion involved the quartering of troops - often dragoons, hence dragonnades - on Huguenot households.'
  2. 'Following extant written sources, this process has been seen in relation to the quartering of troops that occurred during the war between the Byzantines and the Goths, or simply as the result of occupation by squatters.'
  3. 'I've only heard rumors of you, Amseth, and was delightfully shocked to see you quartering here, in my mistress' home.'
  4. 'Webster's dictionary defines logistics as ‘the branch of military science having to do with moving, supplying and quartering troops.’'
  5. 'I certainly am glad that the US Constitution forbids quartering of soldiers in my house.'
  6. 'The marechal des logis was the administrative officer responsible for encamping and quartering troops.'
  7. 'I doubt that they thought the Third Amendment (limits on quartering soldiers) was more important than the Sixth (which includes the trial by jury).'
  8. 'The Angolan government set up quartering centres, expecting 55,000 UNITA troops to give themselves up.'
  9. 'With opportunities for economic growth and municipal development always a priority, the commissioners wished to prove to the military that Mobile was a suitable location for quartering and training troops.'
The action of dividing something into four parts.
  1. 'The Scottish business community is ecstatic because, after being hanged and drawn, its quartering has been postponed for a twelvemonth.'
  2. 'A purely spatial focus, they argue, is limiting because it encourages static conceptions of walling and quartering.'
  3. 'Book now for your tickets to the hanging, drawing and quartering.'
  4. 'I halved the butter lengthwise, flipped it over, halved it again (thus quartering it).'
  5. 'No more burnings at the stake, no more drawing and quartering, but true freedom to worship.'
  6. 'Both of these are big enough for quartering an elk or lopping off a ridge pole for your tent, yet they're sufficiently thin to do a good job of slicing bacon for the breakfast skillet.'
  7. 'As Sir Benjamin told Parliament, this was gender inequality, for men convicted of the same offenses were no longer subject to drawing and quartering and ‘women should not receive a more dreadful punishment than men’.'

More definitions

1. the act of a person or thing that quarters.

2. the assignment of quarters or lodgings.

3. Heraldry. the division of an escutcheon into quarters. the marshaling of various coats of arms on an escutcheon. any of the coats of arms so marshaled. adjective

4. that quarters.

5. lying at right angles.

6. Nautical. (of a wind) blowing on a ship's quarter.

More examples(as adjective)

"harriers can be quartering."