What does quell mean?

Definitions for quellkwɛl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. squelch, quell, quench(verb)

    suppress or crush completely

    "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"

  2. quell, stay, appease(verb)

    overcome or allay

    "quell my hunger"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quell(verb)

    to die

  2. Quell(verb)

    to be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate

  3. Quell(verb)

    to take the life of; to kill

  4. Quell(verb)

    to overpower; to subdue; to put down

  5. Quell(verb)

    to quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul

  6. Quell(noun)


  7. Origin: [See Quail to cower.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quell

    kwel, v.t. to crush: subdue: to allay.—v.i. to die, perish, (Shak.) abate.—ns. Quell (Shak.), murder: (Keats) power of quelling; Quell′er, one who quells or crushes: a slayer. [A.S. cwellan, to kill, causal of cwelan, to die. Cf. Quail (v.).]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quell in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Officer Garrett Swasey:

    There was no way any of us could have kept Officer Garrett Swasey here, officer Garrett Swasey was always willing to go... Officer Garrett Swasey had an enthusiasm that was hard to quell.

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