quarry

7 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarry \Quar"ry\, verb (used without an object) To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy. --L'Estrange.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarry \Quar"ry\, noun [OE. quarrere, OF. quariere, F. carri['e]re, LL. quadraria a quarry, whence squared (quadrati) stones are dug, fr. quadratus square. See {Quadrate}.] 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) .

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarry \Quar"ry\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Quarried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quarrying}.] To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarry \Quar"ry\, noun [OE. quarre, OF. quarr['e] square, F. carr['e], from L. quadratus square, quadrate, quadratum a square. See {Quadrate}, and cf. {Quarrel} an arrow.] Same as 1st {Quarrel}. [Obs.] --Fairfax.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarry \Quar"ry\, adjective [OF. quarr['e].] Quadrate; square. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quarry \Quar"ry\, noun; pl. {Quarries}. [OE. querre, OF. cuiri['e]e, F. cur['e]e, fr. cuir hide, leather, fr. L. corium; the quarry given to the dogs being wrapped in the akin of the beast. See {Cuirass}.] 1. (a) A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds. (b) A heap of game killed.

2. The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks. "The stone-dead quarry." --Spenser.

The wily quarry shunned the shock. --Sir W. Scott.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

quarry

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" [syn: {prey}, {quarry}, {target}, {fair game}]

2: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for 'quarry' is 'stone pit'" [syn: {pit}, {quarry}, {stone pit}]

3: animal hunted or caught for food [syn: {prey}, {quarry}]

verb

1: extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble"


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