1. [ noun ] a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
Synonyms: stone_pit pit

: "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

Related terms: excavation trou-de-loup gravel_pit chalkpit
2. [ noun ] a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
Synonyms: target prey fair_game

"he fell prey to muggers" "everyone was fair game" "the target of a manhunt"

Related terms: victim target
3. [ verb ] extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry

"quarry marble"

Related terms: exploit quarryman quarrying dig
4. [ noun ] (zoology) animal hunted or caught for food
Synonyms: prey
Related terms: animal game raven
Similar spelling:   Querry