Associations to the word «Quarry»


QUARRY, noun. A site for mining stone, limestone or slate.
QUARRY, verb. (transitive) To obtain (mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.
QUARRY, verb. (figuratively) (transitive) To extract or slowly obtain by long, tedious searching.
QUARRY, noun. An animal which is hunted, notably mammal or bird.
QUARRY, noun. A part of the entrails of a hunted animal, given to the hounds.
QUARRY, noun. An object of search or pursuit.
QUARRY, verb. To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.
QUARRY, noun. A diamond-shaped tile or pane, notably of glass or stone.
QUARRY LIGHT, noun. A diamond-shaped pane of glass designed to be set in leads
QUARRY TILE, noun. A very hard ceramic tile used e.g. as flooring, usually 1/2 to 3/4 inches (13 to 19 mm) in thickness, made by the extrusion process from natural clays or shales.
QUARRY WATER, noun. The moisture content of freshly quarried porous stone

Dictionary definition

QUARRY, noun. 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".
QUARRY, noun. A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'".
QUARRY, noun. Animal hunted or caught for food.
QUARRY, verb. Extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble".

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