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quar·rel 1

 (kwôr′əl, kwŏr′-)
n.
1. An interaction in which the parties involved express angry disagreement with one another: I changed the subject to avoid being drawn into a quarrel.
2. A reason for a dispute or argument: We have no quarrel with the findings of the committee.
intr.v. quar·reled, quar·rel·ing, quar·rels or quar·relled or quar·rel·ling
1. To express angry disagreement; engage in a quarrel: The children quarreled over the last piece of cake. See Synonyms at argue.
2. To find fault or disagree: I quarrel with your conclusions.

[Middle English querele, from Old French, complaint, from Latin querella, querēla, from querī, to complain; see kwes- in Indo-European roots.]

quar′rel·er (quar′rel·ler) n.

quar·rel 2

 (kwôr′əl, kwŏr′-)
n.
1. A bolt for a crossbow.
2. A tool, such as a stonemason's chisel, that has a squared head.
3. A small diamond-shaped or square pane of glass in a latticed window.

[Middle English quarel, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus, diminutive of Late Latin quadrus, square, from Latin quadrum; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

quarrel

(ˈkwɒrəl)
n
1. an angry disagreement; argument
2. a cause of disagreement or dispute; grievance
vb, -rels, -relling or -relled, -rels, -reling or -reled
3. to engage in a disagreement or dispute; argue
4. to find fault; complain
[C14: from Old French querele, from Latin querēlla complaint, from querī to complain]
ˈquarreller, ˈquarreler n

quarrel

(ˈkwɒrəl)
n
1. (Archery) an arrow having a four-edged head, fired from a crossbow
2. (Building) a small square or diamond-shaped pane of glass, usually one of many in a fixed or casement window and framed with lead
[C13: from Old French quarrel pane, from Medieval Latin quadrellus, diminutive of Latin quadrus square]

quar•rel1

(ˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-)

n., v. -reled, -rel•ing (esp. Brit.) -relled, -rel•ling. n.
1. an angry dispute or altercation, often 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.
v.i.
3. to disagree angrily; squabble; wrangle.
4. to end a friendship as a result of a disagreement; fall out.
5. to make a complaint; find fault.
[1300–50; Middle English querele < Old French < Latin querēla, querella a complaint, derivative of querī to complain]
quar′rel•er, n.

quar•rel2

(ˈkwɔr əl, ˈkwɒr-)

n.
1. a square-headed bolt or arrow, formerly used with a crossbow.
2. Also called quarry. a small square or diamond-shaped pane of glass, as used in latticed windows.
3. any of various tools with pyramidal heads.
[1175–1225; Middle English quarel < Old French < Medieval Latin quadrellus, diminutive of Latin quadrus square]

quarrel

fight
1. 'quarrel'

A quarrel is an angry argument or series of arguments between two or more people.

He got in a quarrel with that wild Wainright boy.
There wasn't any evidence of quarrels between them.
2. 'fight'

You do not use 'quarrel' to refer to an incident in which people try to hurt each other using their fists or weapons. The word you use is fight.

He had a fight with Smith and bloodied his nose.

quarrel


Past participle: quarrelled
Gerund: quarrelling

Imperative
quarrel
quarrel
Present
I quarrel
you quarrel
he/she/it quarrels
we quarrel
you quarrel
they quarrel
Preterite
I quarrelled
you quarrelled
he/she/it quarrelled
we quarrelled
you quarrelled
they quarrelled
Present Continuous
I am quarrelling
you are quarrelling
he/she/it is quarrelling
we are quarrelling
you are quarrelling
they are quarrelling
Present Perfect
I have quarrelled
you have quarrelled
he/she/it has quarrelled
we have quarrelled
you have quarrelled
they have quarrelled
Past Continuous
I was quarrelling
you were quarrelling
he/she/it was quarrelling
we were quarrelling
you were quarrelling
they were quarrelling
Past Perfect
I had quarrelled
you had quarrelled
he/she/it had quarrelled
we had quarrelled
you had quarrelled
they had quarrelled
Future
I will quarrel
you will quarrel
he/she/it will quarrel
we will quarrel
you will quarrel
they will quarrel
Future Perfect
I will have quarrelled
you will have quarrelled
he/she/it will have quarrelled
we will have quarrelled
you will have quarrelled
they will have quarrelled
Future Continuous
I will be quarrelling
you will be quarrelling
he/she/it will be quarrelling
we will be quarrelling
you will be quarrelling
they will be quarrelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quarrelling
you have been quarrelling
he/she/it has been quarrelling
we have been quarrelling
you have been quarrelling
they have been quarrelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quarrelling
you will have been quarrelling
he/she/it will have been quarrelling
we will have been quarrelling
you will have been quarrelling
they will have been quarrelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quarrelling
you had been quarrelling
he/she/it had been quarrelling
we had been quarrelling
you had been quarrelling
they had been quarrelling
Conditional
I would quarrel
you would quarrel
he/she/it would quarrel
we would quarrel
you would quarrel
they would quarrel
Past Conditional
I would have quarrelled
you would have quarrelled
he/she/it would have quarrelled
we would have quarrelled
you would have quarrelled
they would have quarrelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quarrel - an angry disputequarrel - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
difference of opinion, dispute, difference, conflict - a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
affray, altercation, fracas - noisy quarrel
pettifoggery, spat, squabble, tiff, bicker, bickering, fuss - a quarrel about petty points
bust-up - a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)
2.quarrel - an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges
arrow - a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
Verb1.quarrel - have a disagreement over somethingquarrel - have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
argue, contend, debate, fence - have an argument about something
brawl, wrangle - to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively; "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"
spat - engage in a brief and petty quarrel
polemicise, polemicize, polemise, polemize - engage in a controversy; "The two historians polemicized for years"
fall out - have a breach in relations; "We fell out over a trivial question"

quarrel

noun
1. disagreement, fight, row, difference (of opinion), argument, dispute, controversy, breach, scrap (informal), disturbance, misunderstanding, contention, feud, fray, brawl, spat, squabble, strife, wrangle, skirmish, vendetta, discord, fracas, commotion, tiff, altercation, broil, tumult, dissension, affray, turf war (informal), shindig (informal), disputation, dissidence, shindy (informal), bagarre (French) I had a terrible quarrel with my other brothers.
disagreement accord, agreement, concord
verb
1. disagree, fight, argue, row, clash, dispute, scrap (informal), differ, fall out (informal), brawl, squabble, spar, wrangle, bicker, be at odds, lock horns, cross swords, fight like cat and dog, go at it hammer and tongs, altercate My brother quarrelled with my father.
disagree agree, get on or along (with)
quarrel with something or someone argue with, oppose, dispute, knock (informal), fault, condemn, be against, complain about, criticize, object to, disapprove of, decry, take issue with, rebut, take exception to, find fault with, carp about, pick holes in, cavil at or about or over I cannot quarrel with the verdict.
Quotations
"It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion" [William Ralph Inge Outspoken Essays]
"Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end" [John Milton Samson Agonistes]

quarrel

noun
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
verb
Translations
شِجَارشِجار، خِصاممُشَادَةيَتَشَاجَرْ مَعْيَتَشاجَر، يَتَخاصَم
baralla
hádkahádat se
skænderiskændes
riidelläriitasoutaavasamakiista
svađasvađati se
burkolólapmozaiklapperpatvarveszekedésveszekedik
rífast, deilarifrildi, deila
口論口論する喧嘩喧嘩する言い争い
다투다말다툼
priekabumaspriekabusvaidasvaidingumas
ķildaķildotiessaķildotiessastrīdētiesstrīdēties
prepirprepirati se
bråkgrälgrälaro
การทะเลาะวิวาททะเลาะทะเลาะวิวาท
sự tranh cãitranh cãivụ cãi nhau

quarrel

[ˈkwɒrəl]
A. N (= argument) → riña f, pelea f
to have a quarrel with sbreñir or pelearse con algn
I have no quarrel with youno tengo nada en contra de usted, no tengo queja de usted
to pick a quarrelbuscar pelea or pleito
to pick a quarrel with sbmeterse con algn, buscar pelea or pleito con algn
to take up sb's quarrelponerse de la parte de algn
B. VIreñir, pelearse
we quarrelled and I never saw him againreñimos y no volví a verlo
they quarrelled about or over moneyriñeron por cuestión de dinero
to quarrel with sbreñir con algn
I can't quarrel with thateso no lo discuto
what we quarrel with isen lo que discrepamos or no estamos de acuerdo es ...

quarrel

[ˈkwɒrəl]
n
(= argument) → querelle f, dispute f
to have a quarrel with sb → se quereller avec qn
to have no quarrel with sb (= have nothing against) → n'avoir rien contre qn
I've no quarrel with him → Je n'ai rien contre lui.
to have no quarrel with sth (= no criticism to make) → n'avoir rien à redire à qch
vi
(= argue) → se disputer, se quereller
to quarrel about sth, to quarrel over sth → se disputer à propos de qch, se quereller à propos de qch
to quarrel with sb → se disputer avec qn, se quereller avec qn
(= disagree) to quarrel with sth → ne pas être d'accord sur qch
I can't quarrel with that
BUT Je ne vois rien à redire à cela.
I would quarrel with you on that figure → Je ne suis pas d'accord avec vous sur ce chiffre.
I wouldn't quarrel with you about that
BUT Je ne vois rien à redire à cela.

quarrel

1
n (in window) → rautenförmiges Fensterglas

quarrel

2
n
Streit m; (= dispute)Auseinandersetzung f; they have had a quarrelsie haben Streit gehabt, sie haben sich gestritten; let’s not have a quarrel about itwir wollen uns nicht darüber streiten; to start or pick a quarreleinen Streit anfangen (with mit)
(cause for complaint) → Einwand m(with gegen); I have no quarrel with himich habe nichts gegen ihn
vi
(= have a dispute)sich streiten (→ with mit, about, over über +acc); (more trivially) → sich zanken; to quarrel over somethingsich über etw (acc)streiten; (over inheritance) → sich wegen or um etw streiten; to quarrel over a girlsich wegen eines Mädchens or um ein Mädchen streiten
(= find fault)etwas auszusetzen haben (→ with an +dat); you can’t quarrel with thatdaran kann man doch nichts aussetzen

quarrel

[ˈkwɒrl]
1. n (argument) → litigio, lite f
to have a quarrel with sb → litigare con qn
to pick a quarrel (with sb) → attaccar briga (con qn)
I've no quarrel with him → non ho niente contro di lui
2. vi to quarrel (with sb about or over sth)litigare (con qn per qc)
they quarrelled about or over money → hanno litigato per i soldi
I can't quarrel with that → non ho niente da ridire su questo

quarrel

(ˈkworəl) noun
an angry disagreement or argument. I've had a quarrel with my girl-friend.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈquarrelled , (American) ˈquarreled
to have an angry argument (with someone). I've quarrelled with my girl-friend; My girl-friend and I have quarrelled.
ˈquarrelsome adjective
inclined to quarrel. quarrelsome children.
ˈquarrelsomeness noun

quarrel

شِجَار, مُشَادَة, يَتَشَاجَرْ مَعْ, يَتَعَارَكُ hádat se, hádka skænderi, skændes rudern, Streit, streiten καβγαδίζω, καβγάς, κωπηλατώ discusión, discutir, reñir, riña riidellä, riita, soutaa dispute, querelle, se disputer, se quereller svađa, svađati se lite, litigare 口論, 口論する, 喧嘩, 喧嘩する 다투다, 말다툼 ruzie, ruziën krangel, krangle, ro kłótnia, pokłócić się, wiosłować briga, brigar, discutir, disputa, disputar грести, скандал, ссора, ссориться bråk, gräl, gräla, ro การทะเลาะวิวาท, ทะเลาะ, ทะเลาะวิวาท kavga, kavga etmek, kürek çekmek, tartışma sự tranh cãi, tranh cãi, vụ cãi nhau 争吵, 吵架

quarrel

n. pelea, riña, disputa, querella;
v. reñir, disputar, pelear.
References in classic literature ?
On going up to put away her best hat, Jo's first look was toward the bureau, for in their last quarrel Amy had soothed her feelings by turning Jo's top drawer upside down on the floor.
Why quarrel with an old man concerning his thoughts?
Baggert, the housekeeper, told Tom afterward that the two had a quarrel in the kitchen as to who should squeeze the lemons, the giant insisting that he had the better right to "punch" them.
Those two could quarrel all morning about whether he ought to put on his heavy or his light underwear, and all evening about whether he had taken cold or not.
But he he would not quarrel with so old a man as Monsieur Farival, so he quarreled with Mariequita.
No, no, the sarpent knew his errand; nor was there any great mistake in the matter, for there is but little love atween a Delaware and a Mingo, let their tribes go out to fight for whom they may, in a white quarrel.
She seems to think that all the calamities of the Pyncheons began from that quarrel with the wizard, as you call him.
And for Radney, though in his infancy he may have laid him down on the lone Nantucket beach, to nurse at his maternal sea; though in after life he had long followed our austere Atlantic and your contemplative Pacific; yet was he quite as vengeful and full of social quarrel as the backwoods seaman, fresh from the latitudes of buck-horn handled Bowie-knives.
He was kind and good, and as strong for the right as John Manly; and so good-tempered and merry that very few people could pick a quarrel with him.
After a few drinks Goldberger began, with some hesitation, to narrate how he had had a quarrel over his best girl with a professional "cardsharp," who had hit him in the jaw.
O, come, Marie, the day is growing warm, and I have just had a long quarrel with Dolph, which has fatigued me excessively; so, pray be agreeable, now, and let a fellow repose in the light of your smile.
I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, neat at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of, those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless.