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quarrel


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarrel  \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. 
  Mandeville. 
 
  Two  arblasts,  .  .  .  with  windlaces  and  quarrels. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarrel  \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. 
  25. 
 
  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 
  --Holinshed. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarrel  \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. 
  Temple. 
 
  3.  To  find  fault;  to  cavil;  as  to  quarrel  with  one's  lot 
 
  I  will  not  quarrel  with  a  slight  mistake. 
  --Roscommon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarrel  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarrel  \Quar"rel\,  n.  [Written  also  quarreller.] 
  One  who  quarrels  or  wrangles;  one  who  is  quarrelsome.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  quarrel 
  n  1:  an  angry  dispute;  "they  had  a  quarrel";  "they  had  words" 
  [syn:  {wrangle},  {row},  {words},  {run-in},  {dustup}] 
  2:  an  arrow  with  a  four-edged  head  that  is  shot  from  a  crossbow 
  v  :  have  a  disagreement  over  something  "We  quarreled  over  the 
  question  as  to  who  discovered  America"  [syn:  {dispute},  {argufy}, 
  {altercate}] 




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