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Meaning of QUARRY

Pronunciation:  'kworee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  animal hunted or caught for food
  2. [n]  a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
  3. [n]  a person who is the victim of ridicule or exploitation by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"
  4. [v]  extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble"

QUARRY is a 6 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: fair game, pit, prey, prey, stone pit, target
 See Also: animal, animate being, beast, brute, chalk pit, chalkpit, creature, cut into, delve, dig, excavation, exploit, fauna, gravel pit, hole in the ground, tap, trou-de-loup, turn over, victim



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quar"ry\, n. [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.
  2. \Quar"ry\, a. [OF. quarr['e].]
    Quadrate; square. [Obs.]
  3. \Quar"ry\, n.; 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}.]
       (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.
  4. \Quar"ry\, v. i.
    To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy. --L'Estrange.
  5. \Quar"ry\, n. [OE. quarrere, OF. quariere, F.
    carri[`e]re, LL. quadraria a quarry, whence squared
    (quadrati) stones are dug, fr. quadratus square. See
    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) .
  6. \Quar"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quarried}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Quarrying}.]
    To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a quarry in your dream indicates that hard work will lead to an advancement in your present job. Alternatively, you may have dug yourself into an emotional hole. Dreaming of an idle quarry means disappointment and failure and possibly death.