Definitions for quarry

Definitions for (noun) quarry

Main entry: prey, quarry

Definition: animal hunted or caught for food

Main entry: pit, quarry, stone pit

Definition: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

Usage: a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

Main entry: prey, quarry, target, fair game

Definition: a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

Usage: he fell prey to muggers; everyone was fair game; the target of a manhunt

Definitions for (verb) quarry

Main entry: quarry

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

Usage: quarry marble

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