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Etymology

From Old French quarel (modern: querelle), from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus (diminutive of quadrus "square").

Noun

Singular
quarrel

Plural
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  1. A verbal dispute or heated argument.
    Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side - François de La Rochefoucauld
  2. A diamond-shaped piece of coloured glass forming part of a stained glass window.
  3. A square tile; quarry tile (from Old French quarrel or carreau; Latin quadrellus, from quadrus - a square)
  4. A square-headed arrow for a crossbow.

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Verb

Infinitive
to quarrel

Third person singular
quarrels

Simple past
quarreled

Past participle
-

Present participle
quarreling

to quarrel (third-person singular simple present quarrels, present participle quarreling, simple past and past participle quarreled)
  1. To disagree very strongly; to argue.
  2. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) To oppose or dispute angrily.
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To complain bitterly.

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