Definition of Quarrel

1. Noun. An angry dispute. "They had words"

Exact synonyms: Dustup, Row, Run-in, Words, Wrangle
Generic synonyms: Conflict, Difference, Difference Of Opinion, Dispute
Specialized synonyms: Affray, Altercation, Fracas, Bicker, Bickering, Fuss, Pettifoggery, Spat, Squabble, Tiff, Bust-up
Derivative terms: Wrangle



2. Verb. Have a disagreement over something. "Sam wants to quarrel with Sue "; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"

3. Noun. An arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges.
Generic synonyms: Arrow

Definition of Quarrel

1. n. An arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly had a square head.

2. n. 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.

3. v. i. To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic.

4. v. t. To quarrel with.

5. n. One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome.

Definition of Quarrel

1. Noun. A verbal dispute or heated argument. ¹

2. Noun. A ground of dispute; a complaint ¹

3. Verb. To disagree. ¹

4. Verb. To contend, argue strongly, squabble. ¹

5. Verb. To find fault. ¹

6. Noun. A diamond-shaped piece of coloured glass forming part of a stained glass window. ¹

7. Noun. A square tile; quarry tile ¹

8. Noun. A square-headed arrow for a crossbow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quarrel

1. to engage in an angry dispute [v -RELED, -RELING, -RELS or -RELLED, -RELLING, -RELS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quarrel

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Literary usage of Quarrel

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1. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
"The result was a beautiful and unending family quarrel. Starting from a dispute as to which should chop a few sticks for the fire (a dispute which concerned ..."

2. Iliad by Homer, W. G. Caldcleugh (1870)
"Who of the gods the quarrel set afoot ? Apollo 'twas; he, angry with the king, Sent through the camp a plague ; the people died,— 2 ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"In the summer of 1 '233 the quarrel between Henry and the Earl Marshal grew critical, ... Meanwhile Gregory IX renewed his quarrel with Frederick II, ..."

4. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"Two events relieved the tedium of the siege during v; ?3 ' the early months of the year 538 : the visit of the ^"tj"8' Archbishop of Milan and the quarrel ..."

5. He Knew He was Right by Anthony Trollope (1869)
"The latter consideration prevailed, and Trevelyan allowed his friend to go on without burdening him with the story of that domestic quarrel. ..."

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