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Meaning & Definition of Quarry in English

English

Quarry

/kwɔri/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • prey
  • ,
  • quarry
  • ,
  • target
  • ,
  • fair game

2. A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

  • "A british term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
    synonym:
  • pit
  • ,
  • quarry
  • ,
  • stone pit

3. Animal hunted or caught for food

    synonym:
  • prey
  • ,
  • quarry

verb

1. Extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry

  • "Quarry marble"
    synonym:
  • quarry