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Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch quartier, from Old French quartier, from Latin quartārius.

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Noun edit

kwartier n (plural kwartieren, diminutive kwartiertje n)

  1. A quarter of an hour, i.e. 15 minutes.
  2. The quarter(s) at (a) person(s)'s disposal to live in; one's living quarters.
  3. (now uncommon outside names) A neighborhood, defined part of a town or city.
    Synonyms: buurt, wijk
  4. (heraldry) A quarter of an heraldic field.
  5. (genealogy, heraldry, chiefly plural) All of one's ancestors up to a specified degree, indicated by the maximum number of possible ancestors at a given level (2, 4, 8, 16, etc.), generally listed on a document; originally used for nobles whose coats of arms would be displayed on such a document.
  6. (dated outside names) A region.
    Synonyms: gebied, landstreek, regio, streek

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  • Afrikaans: kwartier
  • Indonesian: kwartir
  • Negerhollands: kwati, quartier