from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To quarrel noisily or angrily; bicker. See Synonyms at argue.
- transitive v. To win or obtain by argument.
- transitive v. To herd (horses or other livestock).
- n. The act of wrangling.
- n. An angry, noisy argument or dispute.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily
- v. to herd horses or other livestock
- n. An act of wrangling
- n. An angry dispute
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To argue; to debate; to dispute.
- intransitive v. To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate.
- transitive v. To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.
- n. An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dispute; argue noisily or in a quarrelsome manner; brawl; altercate.
- To engage in discussion and disputation; argue, debate; hence, formerly, in some universities, to dispute publicly; defend or oppose a thesis by argument.
- Synonyms To bicker, spar, jangle. See quarrel, n.
- To contest or dispute, especially in the usually brawling manner of the schools.
- n. An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel.
- n. Synonyms Squabble, Altercation, etc. (see quarrel), controversy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
- v. herd and care for
- n. an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
- n. an angry dispute
Middle English wranglen, of Middle Low German origin; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)