Definitions for quarryˈkwɔr i, ˈkwɒr i

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  1. 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"

  2. pit, quarry, stone pit(noun)

    a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

    "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

  3. prey, quarry(verb)

    animal hunted or caught for food

  4. quarry(verb)

    extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry

    "quarry marble"

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  1. Quarry(noun)

    same as 1st Quarrel

  2. Quarry(adj)

    quadrate; square

  3. Quarry(noun)

    a part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds

  4. Quarry(noun)

    a heap of game killed

  5. Quarry(noun)

    the object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks

  6. Quarry(verb)

    to secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy

  7. Quarry(noun)

    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)

  8. Quarry(verb)

    to dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble

  9. Origin: [OF. quarr.]

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  1. Quarry

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quarry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3720

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quarry' in Nouns Frequency: #2590


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