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, dustup(noun)

    an angry dispute

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

  2. quarrel(verb)

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

  3. 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quarrel(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  2. Quarrel(noun)

    any small square or quadrangular member

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  3. Quarrel(noun)

    a square of glass, esp. when set diagonally

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  4. Quarrel(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  5. Quarrel(noun)

    a square or lozenge-shaped paving tile

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  6. Quarrel(noun)

    a glazier's diamond

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  7. Quarrel(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  8. Quarrel(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  9. Quarrel(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  10. Quarrel(noun)

    earnest desire or longing

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  11. Quarrel(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  12. Quarrel(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  13. Quarrel(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  14. Quarrel(verb)

    to quarrel with

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  15. Quarrel(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Written also quarreller.]

  16. Quarrel(noun)

    one who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome

    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. William Ralph Inge:

    It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    When two women get into quarrel, the truth of both females' real nature comes out often faster than when two men fight or a man and woman squabble.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man. And yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God, that's the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand : That if you have a problem with who I am, your quarrel is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.

  4. Ken Paxton:

    We have no quarrel with the district court's stay, which provides the states with an opportunity to develop plans to address the health care needs of their residents for the day this ruling is ultimately upheld.

  5. President Ronald Reagan:

    There are many well-meaning people today who work at placing an economic floor beneath all of us so that no one shall exist below a certain level or standard of living, and certainly we don't quarrel with this. But look more closely and you may find that all too often these well-meaning people are building a ceiling above which no one shall be permitted to climb and between the two are pressing us all into conformity, into a mold of standardized mediocrity.

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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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