quarry

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1quar·ry

noun \ˈkwr-ē, ˈkwär-\
plural quarries

Definition of QUARRY

1
obsolete :  a heap of the game killed in a hunt
2
:  game; specifically :  game hunted with hawks
3
:  one that is sought or pursued :  prey

Origin of QUARRY

Middle English quirre, querre entrails of game given to the hounds, from Anglo-French cureie, quereie, from quir, cuir skin, hide (on which the entrails were placed), from Latin corium — more at cuirass
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl

Rhymes with QUARRY

2quarry

noun
plural quarries

Definition of QUARRY

1
:  an open excavation usually for obtaining building stone, slate, or limestone
2
:  a rich source

Origin of QUARRY

Middle English quarey, alteration of quarrere, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *quadraria, from Late Latin quadrus hewn (literally, squared) stone, from Latin quadrum square
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mining and Drilling Terms

ore, trepan, wildcat

Rhymes with QUARRY

3quarry

verb

: to dig or take (stone or other materials) from a quarry

: to make a quarry in (a place)

quar·riedquar·ry·ing

Full Definition of QUARRY

transitive verb
1
:  to dig or take from or as if from a quarry <quarry marble>
2
:  to make a quarry in <quarry a hill>
intransitive verb
:  to delve in or as if in a quarry

Examples of QUARRY

  1. an area where workers are quarrying for limestone

First Known Use of QUARRY

1774

Other Mining and Drilling Terms

ore, trepan, wildcat

4quarry

noun
plural quarries

Definition of QUARRY

:  a diamond-shaped pane of glass, stone, or tile

Origin of QUARRY

alteration of 1quarrel
First Known Use: 1555

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

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