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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUAR'REL, noun [Latin queror, to complain, that is, to cry out with a loud voice. Hence we see the primary sense is the same as brawl. The Latin queror coincides in elements with to call, to bawl, to shout, and gearan, a complaint. Heb.

1. A brawl; a petty fight or scuffle; from its noise and uproar.

2. A dispute; a contest.

On open seas their quarrels they debate.

3. A breach of friendship or concord; open variance between parties.

4. Cause of dispute.

The king's quarrel is honorable.

5. Something that gives a right to mischief, reprisal or action.

He thought he had a good quarrel to attack him. [Not used.]

6. Objection; ill will, or reason to complain; ground of objection or dispute.

Herodias had a quarrel against him. Mark 6:19.

7. Something peevish, malicious, or disposed to make trouble. [Not used.]

QUAR'REL, noun

1. An arrow with a square head. [Not used unless in poetry.]

2. A pane of glass; a square. [See Quarry and Square.]

QUAR'REL, verb intransitive

1. To dispute violently or with loud and angry words; to wrangle; to scold. How odious to see husband and wife quarrel!

2. To fight; to scuffle; to contend; to squabble; used of two persons or of a small number. It is never used of armies and navies in combat. Children and servants often quarrel about trifles. Tavern-haunters sometimes quarrel over their cups.

3. To fall into variance.

Our people quarrel with obedience.

4. To find fault; to cavil.

I will not quarrel with a slight mistake.

Men at enmity with their God, quarreling with his attributes - quarreling with the being that made them, and who is constantly doing them good.

5. To disagree; to be at variance; not to be in accordance in form or essence.

Some things arise of strange and quarr'ling kind, the forepart lion, and a snake behind.

QUAR'REL, verb transitive

1. To quarrel with.

2. To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUAR'RELER, noun One who quarrels, wrangles or fights.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUAR'RELING, participle present tense Disputing with vehemence or loud angry words; scolding; wrangling; fighting; finding fault; disagreeing.

QUAR'RELING, noun [supra.] Contention; dispute in angry words; breach of concord; a caviling or finding fault; disagreement.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUAR'RELOUS, adjective Apt or disposed to quarrel; petulant; easily provoked to enmity or contention. [Little used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUAR'RELSOME, adjective Apt to quarrel; given to brawls and contention; inclined to petty fighting; easily irritated or provoked to contest; irascible; choleric; petulant.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUAR'RELSOMELY, adverb In a quarrelsome manner; with a quarrelsome temper; petulantly.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUAR'RELSOMENESS, noun Disposition to engage in contention and brawls; petulance.