[kwawr-uh l, kwor-] /ˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-/
an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations.
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.
to disagree angrily; squabble; wrangle.
to end a friendship as a result of a disagreement.
to make a complaint; find fault.
an angry disagreement; argument
a cause of disagreement or dispute; grievance
verb -rels, -relling, -relled (US) -rels, -reling, -reled (intransitive) often foll by with
to engage in a disagreement or dispute; argue
to find fault; complain
an arrow having a four-edged head, fired from a crossbow
a small square or diamond-shaped pane of glass, usually one of many in a fixed or casement window and framed with lead
“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.
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
[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 […]
[kwawr-uh l-suh m, kwor-] /ˈkwɔr əl səm, ˈkwɒr-/ adjective 1. inclined to ; argumentative; contentious. /ˈkwɒrəlsəm/ adjective 1. inclined to quarrel or disagree; belligerent adj. 1590s, from quarrel (n.1) + -some (1). Related: Quarrelsomeness.
/ˈkwɒrɪən/ noun 1. a cockatiel, Leptolophus hollandicus, of scrub and woodland regions of inland Australia, that feeds on seeds and grasses
[kwawr-ee, kwor-ee] /ˈkwɔr i, ˈkwɒr i/ noun, plural quarries. 1. an excavation or pit, usually open to the air, from which building stone, slate, or the like, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc. 2. an abundant source or supply. verb (used with object), quarried, quarrying. 3. to obtain (stone) from or as if from a […]
[kwawr-ee-er, kwor-] /ˈkwɔr i ər, ˈkwɒr-/ noun 1. a person who stone. /ˈkwɒrɪə/ noun 1. another word for quarryman