Definitions for quarrelˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quar•relˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-(n.; v.)-reled, -rel•ing; -relled, -rel•ling.
(n.)an angry dispute or altercation, often marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations.
a cause of dispute, complaint, or hostile feeling:
She has no quarrel with her present salary.
(v.i.)to disagree angrily; squabble; wrangle.
to end a friendship as a result of a disagreement; fall out.
to make a complaint; find fault.
Origin of quarrel:
1300–50; ME querele < OF < L querēla, querella a complaint, der. of querī to complain
quar•relˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-(n.)
a square-headed bolt or arrow, formerly used with a crossbow.
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Ref: Also called quarry. 3 2
any of various tools with pyramidal heads.
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Origin of quarrel:
1175–1225; ME quarel < OF < ML quadrellus, dim. of L quadrus square
quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup(noun)
an angry dispute
"they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges
quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate(verb)
have a disagreement over something
"We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
quarrel(verb)ˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-
kids quarreling about what to watch on TV
quarrel(noun)ˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-
a quarrel with a friend
an arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly had a square head
any small square or quadrangular member
a square of glass, esp. when set diagonally
a small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square
a square or lozenge-shaped paving tile
a glazier's diamond
a four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond-shaped end
a breach of concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism in opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or strife; a brawl; an altercation; as, he had a quarrel with his father about expenses
ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility; cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation
earnest desire or longing
to violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic
to dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight
to find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot
to quarrel with
to compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights
one who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome
Translations for quarrel
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an angry disagreement or argument
I've had a quarrel with my girl-friend.
- rusie, uitvalAfrikaans
- شِجار، خِصامArabic
- discussãoPortuguese (BR)
- der StreitGerman
- φιλονικία, καβγάς, τσακωμόςGreek
- pelea, riñaSpanish
- بگو مگو؛ دعواFarsi
- झगड़ा, असहमतिHindi
- svađati seCroatian
- rifrildi, deilaIcelandic
- lite, litigioItalian
- 말다툼, 언쟁Korean
- kivirčas, vaidasLithuanian
- strīds; ķildaLatvian
- krangel, tretteNorwegian
- بگو مگو؛ دعواPersian
- ناندرۍ، دعوا: مخالفت: ګيلهPashto
- tartışma, münakaşaTurkish
- 爭吵Chinese (Trad.)
- сварка, лайкаUkrainian
- sự cãi nhauVietnamese
- 吵架Chinese (Simp.)
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