quarry


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quar·ry 1

 (kwôr′ē, kwŏr′ē)
n. pl. quar·ries
1.
a. A hunted animal; prey.
b. Hunted animals considered as a group; game.
2. An object of pursuit: The police lost their quarry in the crowd.

[Middle English querre, entrails of a deer given to hounds as a reward, from Old French cuiriee, alteration (influenced by cuir, skin) of coree, from Vulgar Latin *corāta, viscera, from Latin cor, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

quar·ry 2

 (kwôr′ē, kwŏr′ē)
n. pl. quar·ries
1. An open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained by digging, cutting, or blasting.
2. A rich or productive source: found the book an indispensable quarry of information.
tr.v. quar·ried, quar·ry·ing, quar·ries
1. To obtain (stone) from a quarry, as by cutting, digging, or blasting.
2. To extract (facts, for example) by long, careful searching: finally quarried out the genealogy from hundreds of sources.
3. To use (land) as a quarry.

[Middle English quarey, from Medieval Latin quareria, quareia, alteration of Old French quarriere, from *quarre, cut stone, from Latin quadrum, square; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

quar′ri·er n.

quar·ry 3

 (kwôr′ē, kwŏr′ē)
n. pl. quar·ries
1. A square or diamond shape.
2. A pane of glass having this shape.

[Variant of quarrel.]

quarry

(ˈkwɒrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Mining & Quarrying) an open surface excavation for the extraction of building stone, slate, marble, etc, by drilling, blasting, or cutting
2. a copious source of something, esp information
vb, -ries, -rying or -ried
3. (Mining & Quarrying) to extract (stone, slate, etc) from or as if from a quarry
4. (Mining & Quarrying) (tr) to excavate a quarry in
5. to obtain (something, esp information) diligently and laboriously: he was quarrying away in the reference library.
[C15: from Old French quarriere, from quarre (unattested) square-shaped stone, from Latin quadrāre to make square]

quarry

(ˈkwɒrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. an animal, bird, or fish that is hunted, esp by other animals; prey
2. anything pursued or hunted
[C14 quirre entrails offered to the hounds, from Old French cuirée what is placed on the hide, from cuir hide, from Latin corium leather; probably also influenced by Old French coree entrails, from Latin cor heart]

quarry

(ˈkwɒrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a square or diamond shape
2. something having this shape
3. (Building) another word for quarrel2
[C16: from Old French quarré; see quarrel2]

quar•ry1

(ˈkwɔr i, ˈkwɒr i)

n., pl. -ries, n.
1. an excavation or pit, usu. open to the air, from which building stone, slate, or the like, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc.
2. an abundant source or supply.
v.t.
3. to obtain from or as if from a quarry.
4. to make a quarry in.
[1375–1425; Middle English quarey (n.) < Old French quarriere < Vulgar Latin *quadrāria place where stone is squared]

quar•ry2

(ˈkwɔr i, ˈkwɒr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. an animal or bird hunted or pursued.
2. game, esp. game hunted with hounds or hawks.
3. any object of search, pursuit, or attack.
[1275–1325; Middle English querre < Old French cuiree, derivative of cuir skin, hide < Latin corium]

quar•ry3

(ˈkwɔr i, ˈkwɒr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a square stone or tile.
[1545–55; n. use of obsolete quarry (adj.) square < Old French quarre < Latin quadrātus quadrate]

Quarry

 a heap of deer killed at a hunt, 1400; a heap of dead men, 1589.
Examples: quarry of the dead, 1603; quarry of piled vanities, 1633.

quarry


Past participle: quarried
Gerund: quarrying

Imperative
quarry
quarry
Present
I quarry
you quarry
he/she/it quarries
we quarry
you quarry
they quarry
Preterite
I quarried
you quarried
he/she/it quarried
we quarried
you quarried
they quarried
Present Continuous
I am quarrying
you are quarrying
he/she/it is quarrying
we are quarrying
you are quarrying
they are quarrying
Present Perfect
I have quarried
you have quarried
he/she/it has quarried
we have quarried
you have quarried
they have quarried
Past Continuous
I was quarrying
you were quarrying
he/she/it was quarrying
we were quarrying
you were quarrying
they were quarrying
Past Perfect
I had quarried
you had quarried
he/she/it had quarried
we had quarried
you had quarried
they had quarried
Future
I will quarry
you will quarry
he/she/it will quarry
we will quarry
you will quarry
they will quarry
Future Perfect
I will have quarried
you will have quarried
he/she/it will have quarried
we will have quarried
you will have quarried
they will have quarried
Future Continuous
I will be quarrying
you will be quarrying
he/she/it will be quarrying
we will be quarrying
you will be quarrying
they will be quarrying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quarrying
you have been quarrying
he/she/it has been quarrying
we have been quarrying
you have been quarrying
they have been quarrying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quarrying
you will have been quarrying
he/she/it will have been quarrying
we will have been quarrying
you will have been quarrying
they will have been quarrying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quarrying
you had been quarrying
he/she/it had been quarrying
we had been quarrying
you had been quarrying
they had been quarrying
Conditional
I would quarry
you would quarry
he/she/it would quarry
we would quarry
you would quarry
they would quarry
Past Conditional
I would have quarried
you would have quarried
he/she/it would have quarried
we would have quarried
you would have quarried
they would have quarried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quarry - a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influencequarry - 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"
victim - an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
2.quarry - a surface excavation for extracting stone or slatequarry - a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
chalk pit, chalkpit - a quarry for chalk
excavation - a hole in the ground made by excavating
gravel pit - a quarry for gravel
3.quarry - animal hunted or caught for food
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Verb1.quarry - extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble"
quarrying - the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry
exploit, tap - draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

quarry

noun
1. prey, victim, game, goal, aim, prize, objective As a journalist he stuck to his quarry like a lamprey.
verb
1. excavate, mine, dig up, dig out The large limestone caves are also quarried for cement.
Translations
مَحْجَريَقْتَلِع الحِجارَة من مَقْلَعشَخْص أو شَيء يُطارَد أو يُلاحَقفَريسَه، طَريدَه
lomoběť pronásledováníkořistlámat kámen
brudbrydebyttevildt
louhoslouhia
kamenolom
bráî, e-î sem er elt eîa ofsóttgrjótnámaveiîibráîvinna úr námu
採石場
채석장
praeda
akmeņlauztuvesiegūt karjerāizvēlētais upuriskarjersmedījums
lámaťlom
kamnolom
stenbrott
สถานที่ที่ขุดเอาหินออกมา
taş ocağıavkovalanan avocaktan çıkarmak
mỏ đá

quarry

1 [ˈkwɒrɪ] N (Hunting) → presa f (fig) → presa f, víctima f

quarry

2 [ˈkwɒrɪ]
A. N (= mine) → cantera f
B. VTsacar, extraer
C. VIexplotar una cantera, extraer piedra de una cantera
to quarry for marbleabrir una cantera en busca de mármol
D. CPD quarry tile Nbaldosa f (no vidriada)
quarry out VT + ADVsacar, extraer

quarry

[ˈkwɒri]
n
(for stone)carrière f
a limestone quarry → une carrière de calcaire
[animal, bird] → proie f; [hunter] → gibier m
(= person being pursued) → proie f
vt [+ marble, limestone] → extraire

quarry

1
n
Steinbruch m; sandstone/slate etc quarrySandstein-/Schieferbruch etc
(fig)Fundgrube f
vtbrechen, hauen
viSteine brechen or hauen; to quarry for somethingetw hauen or brechen; (fig)nach etw suchen

quarry

2
n
Beute f
(fig: = thing) → Ziel nt; (= person)Opfer nt

quarry

1 [ˈkwɒrɪ] n (Hunting) (fig) → preda

quarry

2 [ˈkwɒrɪ]
1. n (mine) → cava
2. vtcavare

quarry1

(ˈkwori) plural ˈquarries noun
a place, usually a very large hole in the ground, from which stone is got for building etc.
verb
to dig (stone) in a quarry.

quarry2

(ˈkwori) plural ˈquarries noun
1. a hunted animal or bird.
2. someone or something that is hunted, chased or eagerly looked for.

quarry

مَحْجَر lom brud Steinbruch λατομείο cantera louhos carrière kamenolom cava 採石場 채석장 steengroeve steinbrudd łup pedreira карьер stenbrott สถานที่ที่ขุดเอาหินออกมา taş ocağı mỏ đá 采石场
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, I stole furtive glances behind me now and then to see that no avenging mate, older and bigger than my quarry, was racing up from the rear.
If he fled into a house his pursuer would smash in the flimsy door and follow him up the stairs, hitting every one who came within reach, and finally dragging his squealing quarry from under a bed or a pile of old clothes in a closet.
They had come up from the quarry and stood around the stile a while, and then went on around the garden fence.
Good, thought Huck, they will bury it in the old quarry.
In the Eastern story, the heavy slab that was to fall on the bed of state in the flush of conquest was slowly wrought out of the quarry, the tunnel for the rope to hold it in its place was slowly carried through the leagues of rock, the slab was slowly raised and fitted in the roof, the rope was rove to it and slowly taken through the miles of hollow to the great iron ring.
The spot looked very dreary at this season, with the moist trodden clay about it, and the red, muddy water high up in the deserted quarry.
I heard a noise just over my head, like the clapping of wings, and then began to perceive the woful condition I was in; that some eagle had got the ring of my box in his beak, with an intent to let it fall on a rock, like a tortoise in a shell, and then pick out my body, and devour it: for the sagacity and smell of this bird enables him to discover his quarry at a great distance, though better concealed than I could be within a two-inch board.
They did not see him, for they were not looking among the branches of the trees for human quarry.
A moment before I had been safe of all men's respect, wealthy, beloved--the cloth laying for me in the dining-room at home; and now I was the common quarry of mankind, hunted, houseless, a known murderer, thrall to the gallows.
The thought of one quarry, in his frozen wits, suggested another; and he plodded off toward Craigleith.
Sometimes I hunt in the midst of this element, which appears to be inaccessible to man, and quarry the game which dwells in my submarine forests.
We burst out again among rocks, and saw the quarry ahead running lightly on all-fours and snarling at us over his shoulder.