- Quarrel means a fight or dispute.
An example of quarrel is a disagreement between two children as to who a toy belongs to.
- Quarrel is defined as to find fault or argue with someone.
An example of quarrel is for a teenager to debate with his mother over his curfew.
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- a bolt or arrow with a quadrangular head, shot from a crossbow
- a small, diamond-shaped or square pane of glass, as in a latticed window
Origin: Middle English quarel from Old French from Midieval Latin querellus from Vulgar Latin an unverified form quadrellum, diminutive of Classical Latin quadrus, a square
- a cause for dispute
- a dispute or disagreement, esp. one marked by anger and deep resentment
- a falling out; breaking up of friendly relations
Origin: Middle English quarel from Old French querele from Classical Latin querela, complaint from queri, to complain, lament from Indo-European base an unverified form wes-, to pant, snort from source wheeze
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- An angry dispute; an altercation.
- A cause of a dispute or an argument: We have no quarrel with the findings of the committee.
- To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily. See Synonyms at argue.
- To disagree; differ: I quarrel with your conclusions.
- To find fault; complain.
Origin: Middle English querele, from Old French, complaint, from Latin querella, querēla, from querī, to complain; see kwes- in Indo-European roots.
- quarˈrel·er, quarˈrel·ler noun
- A bolt for a crossbow.
- A tool, such as a stonemason's chisel, that has a squared head.
- A small diamond-shaped or square pane of glass in a latticed window.
Origin: Middle English quarel, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus, diminutive of Late Latin quadrus, square, from Latin quadrum; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.