quarterly

[kwawr-ter-lee]
adjective
1.
occurring, done, paid, issued, etc., at the end of every quarter of a year: a quarterly report; quarterly interest.
2.
pertaining to or consisting of a quarter.
noun, plural quarterlies.
3.
a periodical issued every three months.
adverb
4.
by quarters; once each quarter of a year: The bank pays interest quarterly.
5.
Heraldry.
a.
with division into four quarters.
b.
in the four quarters of an escutcheon.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see quarter, -ly

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To quarterly
Collins
World English Dictionary
quarterly (ˈkwɔːtəlɪ)
 
adj
1.  occurring, done, paid, etc, at intervals of three months
2.  of, relating to, or consisting of a quarter
 
n , -lies
3.  a periodical issued every three months
 
adv
4.  once every three months
5.  heraldry into or in quarters: a shield divided quarterly

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The idea that commercial outfits focused on the quarterly bottom line can or
  will do anything but incremental tweaking is rubbish.
We need to return to a balance between quarterly profits and long-term
  non-monetary investments.
Sam runs these relationships with an explicit business plan, a set budget,
  measurable goals and quarterly reviews.
Newspaper writers had their eye on quarterly pickings.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature