quarterly

adverb
quar·​ter·​ly | \ ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-lē How to pronounce quarterly (audio) \

Definition of quarterly

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : in heraldic quarters or quarterings
2 : at 3-month intervals

quarterly

adjective

Definition of quarterly (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : computed for or payable at 3-month intervals a quarterly premium
2 : recurring, issued, or spaced at 3-month intervals
3 : divided into heraldic quarters or compartments

quarterly

noun
plural quarterlies

Definition of quarterly (Entry 3 of 3)

: a periodical published four times a year

Examples of quarterly in a Sentence

Adjective The company holds quarterly meetings.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb More details about the launch of the new bonds will be released at the Treasury’s next quarterly refunding announcement on Feb. 5. Kate Davidson, WSJ, "Treasury to Issue New 20-Year Bond in First Half of 2020," 16 Jan. 2020 Fifi O’Neill’s magazines: Romantic Country, quarterly; Prairie Style, twice a year; French Country, annual; Rustic Weddings, annual; Boho Style, annual; Modern Country, premieres in November. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "What happens when a renowned stylist visits your home? Go behind the scenes with Fifi O’Neill," 10 June 2017 City officials pointed out last month at a public meeting with the U.S. EPA and Justice Department that the average monthly bill has been just under $7, with a $19 increase per month projected -- although the bills go out quarterly. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Heights City Council introduces legislation for Consent Decree, new sewer rates," 7 June 2017 The suit seeks injunctive relief from a federal judge to reestablish stalled quarterly funding pledged by the Peroxisome Trust, established by heirs to the fortune of J. Howard Marshall II. Ken Daley, NOLA.com, "Brothers' feud over oil baron's trust imperils $1 million Tulane donation, lawsuit says," 1 June 2017 The bond buyers required detailed financial information on Americo Life, and the company regularly filed quarterly and annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mark Davis And Steve Vockrodt, kansascity.com, "Burns & McDonnell’s silent partner in the KCI deal keeps a low profile," 28 May 2017 Payments for those services – known as categorical payments – are supposed to come quarterly, but the state only recently made the first quarter payment, which was to be paid at the end of September 2016. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "D204 superintendent to lobby for school funding in Springfield," 16 May 2017 That’s also why Simington spaces out her shows, changing them quarterly. Sarah Meehan, baltimoresun.com, "Food and art collide in restaurant-galleries," 16 May 2017 The Department of Revenue suggests business owners make their tax payments quarterly. Jonathan Shorman, kansascity.com, "Kansans should expect smaller paychecks next month as new tax increases kick in," 29 June 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Also as part of the policy revision, the Police Department will now submit quarterly reports on use-of-force data and statistics, starting with a report covering the third quarter of 2019 expected before Oct. 8. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit police bans chokeholds, shooting from moving vehicle in updated use-of-force policy," 2 Sep. 2020 San Diego generated 365,000 square feet of tech leases in the quarter, up 58 percent from its 2019 quarterly average. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Amazon plans to hire an additional 200 workers at San Diego Tech Hub," 18 Aug. 2020 The economy is struggling to emerge from the devastating recession that caused the economy to shrink at a nearly 33% annual rate in the April-June quarter, the worst quarterly fall on record. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, "U.S. job growth slows in July amid coronavirus; hospitality, retail particularly weak," 7 Aug. 2020 The economy is struggling to emerge from the devastating recession that caused the economy to shrink at a nearly 33% annual rate in the April-June quarter, the worst quarterly fall on record. Christopher Rugaber, Anchorage Daily News, "US recorded fewer job gains in July amid signs coronavirus resurgence is hurting economic rebound," 7 Aug. 2020 The economy is struggling to emerge from the devastating recession that caused the economy to shrink at a nearly 33% annual rate in the April-June quarter, the worst quarterly fall on record. Christopher Rugaber, Star Tribune, "US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has weakened," 7 Aug. 2020 The economy is struggling to emerge from the devastating recession that caused the economy to shrink at a nearly 33% annual rate in the April-June quarter, the worst quarterly fall on record. Arkansas Online, "U.S. adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has weakened," 7 Aug. 2020 Delta just reported its first quarterly loss in five years, and received $5.4 billion in support from the Treasury Department to keep the airline afloat. NBC News, "Photo: Argentine Congress holds virtual session," 14 May 2020 But Occidental recently opted to pay Berkshire’s quarterly dividend in shares rather than cash as the company looks for ways to conserve funds. Fortune, "What to expect during Berkshire Hathaway’s ‘virtual’ annual meeting this weekend," 2 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The British Property Federation estimates that the total March quarterly rent bill for U.K. retailers and leisure operators is about 2.5 billion pounds. Jack Sidders, Bloomberg.com, "Landlords in Peril as Chains Like H&M Refuse to Pay Rent," 13 May 2020 Walmart also delivered a weak profit forecast for the year and a rare quarterly miss, Walmart’s worst in about five years. Washington Post, "A rare miss for Walmart to end the year," 18 Feb. 2020 His work has appeared in numerous magazines and quarterlies, as well as six editions of The Best American Travel Writing. Thomas Swick, Longreads, "Letters from Trenton," 5 July 2018 The Treasury may provide an update at its next quarterly refunding announcement on Wednesday. Elizabeth Stanton, Bloomberg.com, "Mnuchin's Ultra-Long Bonds Threaten Stripping Business at Banks," 1 Aug. 2017 The store is known for its selection of local periodicals and newspapers, fine art catalogs, fashion quarterlies and other magazines and books. Sarah Tan, The Mercury News, "Issues bookstore, newsstand bucks trend; ready to celebrate 10th anniversary in Oakland," 24 May 2017 The organization's board of trustees unanimously voted to make the appointment at its June quarterly board meeting today, according to a CPAC news release. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Tom Schorgl announces retirement after 20 years leading Community Partnership for Arts and Culture," 23 June 2017 China’s largest internet company posted record quarterly sales and profit that topped all analysts’ estimates as blockbuster titles including Honour of Kings drove a billion-plus users on WeChat and QQ to spend on game items. Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg.com, "Tencent Results Top Estimates After Scoring Breakout Hits," 17 May 2017 Clifton Theriot, the library’s archivist and interim director, made the connection late last year after stumbling across an article in a genealogical quarterly about the Jesuit slaves who had been shipped to Louisiana. Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times, "Sign Up for the Race/Related Newsletter," 12 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of quarterly

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Quarterly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarterly. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for quarterly

quarterly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of quarterly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: happening, done, or produced four times a year

quarterly

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quarterly (Entry 2 of 2)

: a magazine that is published four times a year

quarterly

adverb
quar·​ter·​ly | \ ˈkwȯr-tər-lē How to pronounce quarterly (audio) \

Kids Definition of quarterly

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: four times a year Interest is compounded quarterly.

quarterly

adjective

Kids Definition of quarterly (Entry 2 of 3)

: coming or happening four times a year They hold quarterly meetings.

quarterly

noun
plural quarterlies

Kids Definition of quarterly (Entry 3 of 3)

: a magazine published four times a year

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