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Definition of Quarrel


  1. An arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly had a square head.
  2. Any small square or quadrangular member
  3. A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.
  4. A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square.
  5. A square or lozenge-shaped paving tile.
  6. A glazier's diamond.
  7. A four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond-shaped end.
  8. 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.
  9. Ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility; cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation.
  10. Earnest desire or longing.
  11. To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic.
  12. To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight.
  13. To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.
  14. To quarrel with.
  15. To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights.
  16. One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome.

Quarrel Quotations

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.
Saint Francis de Sales

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Winston Churchill

Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his quarrel.
John Keats

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
William Butler Yeats

These capitalists generally act harmoniously, and in concert, to fleece the people, and now, that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people's money to settle the quarrel.
Abraham Lincoln
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Quarrel Translations

quarrel in Afrikaans is kwessie, rusie maak, rusie, argument
quarrel in Dutch is kwestie, strijd, twist, dispuut
quarrel in French is bagarrer, noise, querelle, algarade, dispute
quarrel in German is Streit, streiten, zanken, zanken, Zank
quarrel in Italian is questione, litigare
quarrel in Latin is iurgium, seditio
quarrel in Norwegian is trette, krangle, krangel
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