no quarter

Definition of no quarter

literary

  1. :  no pity or mercy —used to say that an enemy, opponent, etc., is treated in a very harsh way The soldiers showed/gave no quarter to the enemy.

Word by Word Definitions

quarterplay
  1. :  one of four equal parts into which something is divisible :  a fourth part

    :  any of various units of capacity or weight equal to or derived from one fourth of some larger unit

    :  any of various units of length or area equal to one fourth of some larger unit

  1. :  to cut or divide into four equal or nearly equal parts

    :  divide

    :  to provide with lodging or shelter

  1. :  consisting of or equal to a quarter


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