prey, quarry, target, fair game(noun)
a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
"he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt"
pit, quarry, stone pit(noun)
a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
"a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
animal hunted or caught for food
extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
same as 1st Quarrel
a part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds
a heap of game killed
the object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks
to secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy
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)
to dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble
Origin: [OF. quarr.]
A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock or minerals are extracted. Quarries are generally used for extracting building materials, such as dimension stone, construction aggregate, riprap, sand, and gravel. They are often collocated with concrete and asphalt plants due to the requirement for large amounts of aggregate in those materials. Open mines that produce minerals are typically referred to as open pit mines. The word quarry can include underground quarrying for stone, such as Bath stone.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwor′i, n. an excavation from which stone is taken for building, &c., by cutting, blasting, &c.—v.t. to dig from a quarry:—pa.t. and pa.p. quarr′ied.—adj. Quarr′iable, capable of being quarried.—ns. Quarr′ier, Quarr′y-man, a man who works in a quarry.—adj. Quarr′y-faced, rough-faced.—ns. Quarr′ying-machine′, a rock-drill; Quarr′y-wa′ter, the water contained in the pores of stone while unquarried, or newly quarried, before its evaporation. [O. Fr. quarriere (Fr. carrière)—Low L. quadraria—L. quadratus, square.]
kwor′i, n. the entrails of the game given to the dogs after the chase: the object of the chase: the game a hawk is pursuing or has killed: a heap of dead game. [O. Fr. curee, cuiree—cuir, the skin—L. corium, hide.]
kwor′i, n. a small square tile.—adj. Quarr′ied, paved with such. [O. Fr. quarre—L. quadratus, square.]
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British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quarry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3720
Rank popularity for the word 'quarry' in Nouns Frequency: #2590
The numerical value of quarry in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of quarry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This (is) ... what we understand, (they) were quarry workers. They were sleeping when they were attacked early hours of this morning.
The undertaking of a careless man succeeds not, though he use the right expedients: a clever hunter, though well placed in ambush, kills not his quarry if he falls asleep.
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Translations for quarry
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- cantera, presaCatalan, Valencian
- ausgraben, Steinbruch, BeuteGerman
- cantera, presaSpanish
- louhia, louhosFinnish
- carrière, proieFrench
- creachScottish Gaelic
- cava di pietra, preda, cavaItalian
- steengroeve, prooi, prooidier, uitspitten, steenhouwen, doelwitDutch
- kamieniołom, zwierzynaPolish
- pedreira, presaPortuguese
- carieră, vânatRomanian
- добыча, каменоломня, дичь, карьерRussian
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