verb (used without object), quar·reled, quar·rel·ing or (especially British) quar·relled, quar·rel·ling.
- quarles, francis,
Origin of quarrel1
Origin of quarrel2
Examples from the Web for quarrel
Their quarrel is with more recently formed verbs like incentivize.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With|Nick Romeo|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When quiet, he realized that the quarrel was a metaphor for the Arab-Israeli conflict.
I share their concern about government, but this is not a quarrel with our government in Washington.
You can quarrel with that decision in all sorts of ways, but it is the worker, not the company, who gets most of the benefit.
Imagine if they began to quarrel and fight and kill over which piece of noodle art was best!
A quarrel followed, in which Comte was so violent that Saint-Simon had to put the youth out of his house.
The rest of the nation took no part at first in the quarrel.The History of Louisiana|Le Page Du Pratz
Goldsmith had afterwards a quarrel with Dr. Percy on the same subject.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
After a third attempt I desisted, not a little hurt, I confess, but not in the least inclined to quarrel with him.Wilfrid Cumbermede|George MacDonald
Then, if you are traveling with a companion, remember that it is better to yield a little than to quarrel a great deal.Across China on Foot|Edwin Dingle
verb -rels, -relling or -relled or US -rels, -reling or -reled (intr often foll by with)
Word Origin for quarrel
Word Origin for quarrel
"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.