Quarrel meaning

kwôrəl, kwŏr-
To find fault or disagree.

I quarrel with your conclusions.

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A small, diamond-shaped or square pane of glass, as in a latticed window.
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To find fault; disagree.

I don't quarrel with your beliefs.

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A bolt for a crossbow.
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A tool, such as a stonemason's chisel, that has a squared head.
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A small diamond-shaped or square pane of glass in a latticed window.
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A bolt or arrow with a quadrangular head, shot from a crossbow.
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Quarrel means a fight or dispute.

An example of quarrel is a disagreement between two children as to who a toy belongs to.

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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 verbal dispute or heated argument.

We got into a silly quarrel about what food to order.

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A ground of dispute or objection; a complaint.

A few customers in the shop had some quarrels with us, so we called for the manager.

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(intransitive) To disagree.
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(intransitive) To contend, argue strongly, squabble.
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(intransitive) To find fault; to cavil.

To quarrel with one's lot.

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A diamond-shaped piece of coloured glass forming part of a stained glass window.
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A square tile; quarry tile.
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A square-headed arrow for a crossbow.
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A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps etc. make the form nearly square.
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A four-sided cutting tool or chisel with a diamond-shaped end.
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A reason for a dispute or argument.

We have no quarrel with the findings of the committee.

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To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
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A cause for dispute.
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A dispute or disagreement, esp. one marked by anger and deep resentment.
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A falling out; breaking up of friendly relations.
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To have a heated dispute or disagreement, often, specif., with a resultant breach in friendship.
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An angry dispute; an altercation.
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Origin of quarrel

  • Middle English quarel from Old French from Vulgar Latin quadrellus diminutive of Late Latin quadrus square from Latin quadrum kwetwer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English querele from Old French complaint from Latin querella, querēla from querī to complain kwes- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English as "square-headed bolt for a crossbow" c.1225, from Old French quarel (modern French carreau), from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus, the diminutive of Latin quadrus (“a square"), related to quattuor "four".

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French querele (modern French querelle), itself from Latin querella (“complaint"), from queror (“I lament, I complain").

    From Wiktionary

  • Replaced Old English sacan by 1340 as “ground for complaint".

    From Wiktionary