About The Word Quarry

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Quarry Meaning & Definition
Quarry Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quarry?

[n] animal hunted or caught for food
[n] a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
[n] a person who is the victim of ridicule or exploitation by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"
[v] extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quarry: fair game | pit | prey | prey | stone pit | target

Related Terms | Find terms related to Quarry:

See Also | animal | animate being | beast | brute | chalk pit | chalkpit | creature | cut into | delve | dig | excavation | exploit | fauna | gravel pit | hole in the ground | tap | trou-de-loup | turn over | victim

Quarry In Webster's Dictionary

\Quar"ry\, n. [OE. quarre, OF. quarr['e] square, F. carr['e], from L. quadratus square, quadrate, quadratum a square. See {Quadrate}, and cf. {Quarrel} an arrow.] Same as 1st {Quarrel}. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
\Quar"ry\, a. [OF. quarr['e].] Quadrate; square. [Obs.]
\Quar"ry\, n.; pl. {Quarries}. [OE. querre, OF. cuiri['e]e, F. cur['e]e, fr. cuir hide, leather, fr. L. corium; the quarry given to the dogs being wrapped in the akin of the beast. See {Cuirass}.] 1. (a) A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds. (b) A heap of game killed. 2. The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks. ``The stone-dead quarry.'' --Spenser. The wily quarry shunned the shock. --Sir W. Scott.
\Quar"ry\, v. i. To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy. --L'Estrange.
\Quar"ry\, n. [OE. quarrere, OF. quariere, F. carri[`e]re, LL. quadraria a quarry, whence squared (quadrati) stones are dug, fr. quadratus square. See {Quadrate}.] A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a stone pit. See 5th {Mine} (a) .
\Quar"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quarried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quarrying}.] To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.

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