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English Dictionary: quarrel by the DICT Development Group
6 results for quarrel
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
    Synonym(s): quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup
  2. an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges
  1. have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
    Synonym(s): quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Quarrel \Quar"rel\, v. t.
      1. To quarrel with. [R.] [bd]I had quarelled my brother
            purposely.[b8] --B. Jonson.
      2. To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his
            estate or rights.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Quarrel \Quar"rel\, n. [OE. quarel, OF. quarrel, F. carreau, LL.
      quadrellus, from L. quadrus square. See {Quadrate}, and cf.
      {Quadrel}, {Quarry} an arrow, {Carrel}.]
      1. An arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly
            had a square head. [Obs.]
                     To shoot with arrows and quarrel.      --Sir J.
                     Two arblasts, . . . with windlaces and quarrels.
                                                                              --Sir W.
      2. (Arch.) Any small square or quadrangular member; as:
            (a) A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.
            (b) A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps,
                  etc., make the form nearly square.
            (c) A square or lozenge-shaped paving tile.
      3. A glazier's diamond. --Simmonds.
      4. A four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a
            diamond-shaped end.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Quarrel \Quar"rel\, n. [Written also quarreller.]
      One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Quarrel \Quar"rel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quarreled}or
      {Quarrelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quarreling} or {Quarrelling}.]
      1. To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to
            fall out; to be or become antagonistic.
                     Our people quarrel with obedience.      --Shak.
                     But some defect in her Did quarrel with the noblest
                     grace she owed.                                 --Shak.
      2. To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to
            altercate; to contend; to fight.
                     Beasts called sociable quarrel in hunger and lust.
                                                                              --Sir W.
      3. To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.
                     I will not quarrel with a slight mistake.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Quarrel \Quar"rel\, n. [OE. querele, OF. querele, F. querelle,
      fr. L. querela, querella, a complaint, fr. queri to complain.
      See {Querulous}.]
      1. 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.
                     I will bring a sword upon you that shall avenge the
                     quarrel of my covenant.                     --Lev. xxvi.
                     On open seas their quarrels they debate. --Dryden.
      2. Ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility;
            cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation.
                     Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have
                     killed him.                                       --Mark vi. 19.
                     No man hath any quarrel to me.            --Shak.
                     He thought he had a good quarrel to attack him.
      3. Earnest desire or longing. [Obs.] --Holland.
      {To pick a quarrel}. See under {Pick}, v. t.
      Syn: Brawl; broil; squabble; affray; feud; tumult; contest;
               dispute; altercation; contention; wrangle.
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