Quarrel

6 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, noun [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. Mandeville.

Two arblasts, . . . with windlaces and quarrels. --Sir W. Scott.

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, noun [Written also quarreller.] One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, verb (used without an object) [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. Temple.

3. To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.

I will not quarrel with a slight mistake. --Roscommon.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, noun [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. 25.

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. --Holinshed.

3. Earnest desire or longing. [Obs.] --Holland.

{To pick a quarrel}. See under {Pick}, verb (used with an object)

Syn: Brawl; broil; squabble; affray; feud; tumult; contest; dispute; altercation; contention; wrangle.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, verb (used with an object)

1. To quarrel with. [R.] "I had quarelled my brother purposely." --B. Jonson.

2. To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

quarrel

noun

1: an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words" [syn: {quarrel}, {wrangle}, {row}, {words}, {run-in}, {dustup}]

2: an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

verb

1: have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something" [syn: {quarrel}, {dispute}, {scrap}, {argufy}, {altercate}]


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