Synonyms for quarry

Synonyms for (noun) quarry

Synonyms: prey, quarry

Definition: animal hunted or caught for food

Similar words: animal, animate being, beast, fauna, brute, creature

Definition: a living organism characterized by voluntary movement


Synonyms: pit, quarry, stone pit

Definition: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

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

Similar words: excavation

Definition: a hole in the ground made by excavating


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: victim

Definition: an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance

Synonyms for (verb) quarry

Synonyms: quarry

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

Usage: quarry marble

Similar words: tap, exploit

Definition: draw from; make good use of

Usage: we must exploit the resources we are given wisely