Quarreling



[kwawr-uh l, kwor-] /ˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-/

noun
1.
an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations.
2.
a cause of dispute, complaint, or hostile feeling:
She has no quarrel with her present salary.
verb (used without object), quarreled, quarreling or (especially British) quarrelled, quarrelling.
3.
to disagree angrily; squabble; wrangle.
4.
to end a friendship as a result of a disagreement.
5.
to make a complaint; find fault.
/ˈkwɒrəl/
noun
1.
an angry disagreement; argument
2.
a cause of disagreement or dispute; grievance
verb -rels, -relling, -relled (US) -rels, -reling, -reled (intransitive) often foll by with
3.
to engage in a disagreement or dispute; argue
4.
to find fault; complain
/ˈkwɒrəl/
noun
1.
an arrow having a four-edged head, fired from a crossbow
2.
a small square or diamond-shaped pane of glass, usually one of many in a fixed or casement window and framed with lead
n.

“angry dispute,” mid-14c., originally “ground for complaint,” from Old French querele “matter, concern, business; dispute, controversy” (Modern French querelle), from Latin querella “complaint, accusation; lamentation,” from queri “to complain, lament.” Replaced Old English sacan. Sense of “contention between persons” is from 1570s.

“square-headed bolt for a crossbow,” mid-13c., from Old French quarel, carrel “bolt, arrow,” from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus, diminutive of Late Latin quadrus (adj.) “square,” related to quattuor “four” (see four). Now-archaic sense of “square or diamond-shaped plane of glass” first recorded mid-15c.
v.

late 14c., “to raise an objection;” 1520s as “to contend violently, to fall out,” from quarrel (n.1) and in part from Old French quereler (Modern French quereller). Related: Quarrelled; quarrelling.
see: pick a quarrel

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