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Meaning of QUARREL

Pronunciation:  'kworul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges
  2. [n]  an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
  3. [v]  have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These tewo fellows are always scrapping over something"

QUARREL is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: altercate, argufy, dispute, dustup, row, run-in, scrap, words, wrangle
 See Also: affray, altercation, argue, arrow, bicker, bickering, brawl, bust-up, conflict, contend, debate, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, fall out, fence, fracas, fuss, polemicise, polemicize, polemise, polemize, spat, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quar"rel\, n. [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.
             Two arblasts, . . . with windlaces and quarrels.
                                                   --Sir W.
    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.
  2. \Quar"rel\, n. [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.
             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.
    3. Earnest desire or longing. [Obs.] --Holland.
    {To pick a quarrel}. See under {Pick}, v. t.
    Syn: Brawl; broil; squabble; affray; feud; tumult; contest;
         dispute; altercation; contention; wrangle.
  3. \Quar"rel\, v. i. [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.
    3. To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.
             I will not quarrel with a slight mistake.
  4. \Quar"rel\, v. t.
    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.
  5. \Quar"rel\, n. [Written also quarreller.]
    One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome. --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are quarreling with a certain person means that there is some hidden hard feelings and conflict toward that person and you are having difficulties talking about. This dream functions to help open that line of communication with that person in your waking life. To overhear quarreling in your dream indicates unsatisfactory business dealings.