Definitions for quarrelˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-
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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
A quarrel or bolt is the term for the ammunition used in a crossbow. The name "quarrel" is derived from the French carré, "square", referring to the fact that they typically have square heads. Although their length varies, they are typically shorter than traditional arrows. Bolts and arrows have different flight characteristics. Bolts fall at the same rate, independent of the speed of flight. Arrows, in contrast, depend on gaining lift in flight, and hence have their centre of balance at a point about 9% of their length forward of their center. This is called "point planing".
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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