HyperDic: quarry

English > 4 senses of the word quarry:
NOUNperson quarry, prey, target, fair gamea person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule / ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
artifactquarry, pit, stone pita surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
animalquarry, preyanimal hunted or caught for food
VERBconsumptionquarryextract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
quarry > pronunciation
Soundskwao'riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > quarry: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule / ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence.
Synonymsprey, target, fair game
BroadervictimAn unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
Spanishblanco, presa
Catalanpresa
English > quarry: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA surface excavation for extracting stone or slate.
Example"a British term for 'quarry' is 'stone pit'"
Synonymspit, stone pit
Narrowerchalkpit, chalk pitA quarry for chalk
gravel pitA quarry for gravel
BroaderexcavationA hole in the ground made by excavating
Spanishcantera
Catalancantera, pedrera
Verbsquarryextract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
English > quarry: 4 senses > noun 3, animal
Meaninganimal hunted or caught for food.
Synonymprey
Broaderanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Spanishpresa
Catalanpresa
English > quarry: 4 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningextract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe men quarry the area for animals; The men quarry for animals in the area
Example"quarry marble"
CategoryquarryingThe extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry
Entailsdig, delve, cut into, turn overTurn up, loosen, or remove earth
Broaderexploit, tapDraw from
Spanishextraer, sacar
Catalanextreure, treure
Nounsquarriera man who works in a quarry
quarrya surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
quarryingthe extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry

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