The query language used by the database management system INGRES.
v. 1650s, shortening of squelch, perhaps influenced by quench. Related: Quelched; quelching.
[kwee-lee-uh] /ˈkwi li ə/ noun 1. any of several African weaverbirds of the genus Quelea, especially Q. quelea (red-billed quelea) noted for its vast flocks that destroy grain crops.
[kel-uh-mah-nuh] /ˌkɛl əˈmɑ nə/ noun 1. a seaport in E Mozambique.
[kwel] /kwɛl/ verb (used with object) 1. to suppress; put an end to; extinguish: The troops quelled the rebellion quickly. 2. to vanquish; subdue. 3. to quiet or allay (emotions, anxieties, etc.): The child’s mother quelled his fears of the thunder. /kwɛl/ verb (transitive) 1. to suppress or beat down (rebellion, disorder, etc); subdue 2. […]