Definitions of quarry

  1. To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.
  2. To dig or take from an excavation, or hole.
  3. To dig or take from a quarry:- pa. t. and pa. p. quarried.
  4. To take from a quarry.
  5. To take, as stone, from a quarry.
  6. To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.
  7. extract ( something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; " quarry marble"
  8. To dig or take from a quarry.
  9. To excavate from a stone- mine.
  10. Quarrying.
  11. a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; " a British term for ` quarry' is ` stone pit'"
  12. 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"
  13. Same as 1st Quarrel.
  14. A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.
  15. A heap of game killed.
  16. The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.
  17. 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).
  18. A place from which stone is dug or cut out for building purposes, etc.; a beast or bird hunted with hawks or hounds.
  19. A place where stones are dug for building or other purposes.
  20. The entrails of the game given to the dogs after the chase: the object of the chase: the game a hawk is pursuing or has killed: a heap of dead game.
  21. Place where stones are dug or broken out; game.
  22. Quarrier.
  23. An excavation from which stone is cut.
  24. A hunted beast or bird; game; prey.
  25. Game pursued, specially game which a hawk is pursuing; part of entrails of game given to the hounds; a heap of game.
  26. A pit from which stones for building, & c., are dug.
  27. Among falconers, any game flown at and killed; dead game.
  28. Quadrate; square.
  29. Quarried.