What does altercation mean?

Definitions for altercationˌɔl tərˈkeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word altercation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affray, altercation, fracas(noun)

    noisy quarrel


  1. altercation(Noun)

    Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.

  2. Origin: From altercation, from altercatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Altercation(noun)

    warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of altercation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of altercation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rosario Herrera:

    There was an altercation of some kind.

  2. Philip Francisco:

    There was an altercation and shots were exchanged.

  3. Dean Whiteside:

    I could see [an altercation] brewing up, that’s the reason I got my phone out, ready to film it.

  4. Jeanette Velasquez:

    It started with girls just talking about her, to exchanging words back and forth, to actually the physical altercation.

  5. Matthew Clendennen:

    I was nothing more than a witness that day, i heard gunshots and saw a verbal altercation but beyond that, I was just there.

Images & Illustrations of altercation

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