What does quarrel mean?

Definitions for quarrel
ˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-quar·rel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustupnoun

    an angry dispute

    "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"

  2. quarrelverb

    an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

  3. quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercateverb

    have a disagreement over something

    "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quarrelnoun

    an arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly had a square head

  2. Quarrelnoun

    any small square or quadrangular member

  3. Quarrelnoun

    a square of glass, esp. when set diagonally

  4. Quarrelnoun

    a small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square

  5. Quarrelnoun

    a square or lozenge-shaped paving tile

  6. Quarrelnoun

    a glazier's diamond

  7. Quarrelnoun

    a four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond-shaped end

  8. Quarrelnoun

    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

  9. Quarrelnoun

    ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility; cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation

  10. Quarrelnoun

    earnest desire or longing

  11. Quarrelverb

    to violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic

  12. Quarrelverb

    to dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight

  13. Quarrelverb

    to find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot

  14. Quarrelverb

    to quarrel with

  15. Quarrelverb

    to compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights

  16. Quarrelnoun

    one who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome

  17. Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

Freebase

  1. Quarrel

    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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quarrel

    kwor′el, n. a square of glass placed diagonally: a lozenge or diamond: a diamond pane of glass: a small square tile: a square-headed arrow for a cross-bow: a graver, glaziers' diamond, or other tool having a several-edged head or point.—ns. Quarr′elet, a small lozenge; Quarr′el-pane. [O. Fr.,—Low L. quadrellus—L. quadrus, square—quatuor, four.]

  2. Quarrel

    kwor′el, n. an angry dispute: a breach of friendship: (Shak.) a cause of complaint: a brawl: (Shak.) a quarreller.—v.i. to cavil, find fault: to dispute violently: to fight: to disagree.—v.t. (Scot.) to find fault with: to affect by quarrelling:—pr.p. quarr′elling; pa.t. and pa.p. quarr′elled.ns. Quarr′eller; Quarr′elling, strife: dissension: brawling.—adjs. Quarr′ellous (Shak.), quarrelsome; Quarr′elsome, disposed to quarrel: brawling: easily provoked.—adv. Quarr′elsomely.—n. Quarr′elsomeness.—Quarrel with one's bread and butter, to act in a way prejudicial to one's means of subsistence.—Pick a quarrel with, to try to get into a dispute with; Take up a quarrel (Shak.), to settle a dispute. [O. Fr. querele—L. querelaqueri, questus, to complain.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. quarrel

    An arrow with a square head, for a cross-bow, was so called.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quarrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quarrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of quarrel in a Sentence

  1. George Herbert:

    Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.

  2. Cato the Elder:

    From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs.

  3. Sergei Skripal:

    Our quarrel is with Putin’s Kremlin, and with this decision, and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of the U.K., on the streets of Europe, for the first time since the Second World War, that is why we are at odds with Russia.

  4. May Sarton:

    It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Keep yourself away if there is a quarrel between a husband and his wife.

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  • شجار, نزاعArabic
  • сва́рыцца, сва́ркаBelarusian
  • кавга́Bulgarian
  • বিবাদBengali
  • baralla, discutir, barallar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • hádka, sporCzech
  • skænderi, skændes, uenighedDanish
  • Streit, BolzenGerman
  • τσακώνομαι, τσακωμός, λογομαχία, καβγάςGreek
  • discusión, pelea, riñaSpanish
  • غوغاPersian
  • kina, kiista, riita, vasama, riidelläFinnish
  • querelle, carreau, disputeFrench
  • connsaich, trod, connsachadh, troidScottish Gaelic
  • झगड़ाHindi
  • veszekszik, perpatvar, mozaiklap, veszekedés, burkolólap, veszekedik, vitaHungarian
  • բայբանեարArmenian
  • battibecco, quadrello, bisticcio, litigare, litigio, disputa, lite, diatriba, diverbio, bisticciare, scaramuccia, discussione, discutereItalian
  • 言い争い, タイル, 口喧嘩, 口論, 言い争うJapanese
  • დავაGeorgian
  • 다툼, 싸우다, 싸움, 다투다Korean
  • ка́вгаMacedonian
  • ရန်ဖြစ်Burmese
  • ruzie, twisten, dispuut, ruzieën, onenigheid, ruzie maken, bekvechten, twist, redetwisten, betwisting, geschilpuntDutch
  • krangel, krangleNorwegian
  • kłótnia, sprzeczka, bełtPolish
  • discutir, querela, querelar, discussão, setaPortuguese
  • certa, ceartăRomanian
  • ссо́ра, болт, руга́ться, ссо́риться, брани́ться, спо́рить, перебра́нка, спорRussian
  • кавга, svađa, свађа, kavgaSerbo-Croatian
  • hádka, hádať, sporSlovak
  • prepirSlovene
  • gräl, skäkta, krångla, dispyt, oenighetSwedish
  • ғавғоTajik
  • kavgaTurkish
  • сва́ритися, сва́рка, болтUkrainian
  • جھگڑاUrdu
  • cãi vã, cãi cọVietnamese
  • Chinese

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