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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 quar·rel /ˈkwɔr(ə)l, ˈkwɑr(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quar·rel, n.
 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.]
 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)

 Quar·rel n.
 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.
 4. A four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond-shaped end.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 Quar·rel v. t.
 1. To quarrel with. [R.] “I had quarelled my brother purposely.”
 2. To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quar·rel n.  One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
           [syn: wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup]
      2: an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four
      v : have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the
          question as to who discovered America"; "These tewo
          fellows are always scrapping over something" [syn: dispute,
           scrap, argufy, altercate]
      [also: quarrelling, quarrelled]