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 And for the day-to-day, Dr Reena has fine-tuned the quarterly clean with her Polish and Perfect treatment. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 Caracol missed its first quarterly $3.1 million loan payment to AIDEA in late 2019 as well, which started pushing authority officials toward foreclosure last year. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Aug. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 16 May 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective On Thursday, the government estimated that the economy slowed sharply to a 2% annual growth rate in the July-September period, the weakest quarterly expansion since the recovery from the pandemic recession began last year. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 30 Oct. 2021 On Thursday, the government estimated that economy slowed sharply to a 2 percent annual growth rate in the July-September period, the weakest quarterly expansion since the recovery from the pandemic recession began last year. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Oct. 2021 On Thursday, the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy, slowed to a 2% annual rate in the July-September period, the weakest quarterly growth since the recovery from the pandemic recession began last year. Michelle Chapman, chicagotribune.com, 28 Oct. 2021 Kraft Heinz announced today that the Company's Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share of common stock payable on Dec. 17, 2021, to stockholders of record as of Nov. 26, 2021. Dividend Channel, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 This week’s low has been 13,002.54, so the quarterly pivot held. Richard Henry Suttmeier, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Win the Europa League later this month and all of this will be forgotten, nothing more than a few million more social media engagements for the club to cite in glowing terms in the next quarterly review of its finances. New York Times, 2 May 2021 Goldman Sachs and Bank of America reported their latest quarterly results, and Netflix reports after the closing bell. Star Tribune, 19 Jan. 2021 Cooper was selected from a pool of seven candidates, all quarterly winners or notable honorable mentions, from the past year. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2021 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, 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, 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, 5 July 2018 The Treasury may provide an update at its next quarterly refunding announcement on Wednesday. Elizabeth Stanton, Bloomberg.com, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 21 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for quarterly

quarterly

adjective

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

: happening, done, or produced four times a year

quarterly

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quarterly (Entry 3 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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