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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun quarry has 3 senses

Verb quarry has 1 sense


quarryn. [OE. quarre, OF. quarré square, F. carré, from L. quadratus square, quadrate, quadratum a square. See Quadrate, and cf. Quarrel an arrow.].
     Same as 1st Quarrel.  Fairfax.  [1913 Webster]
quarrya. [OF. quarré.].
     Quadrate; square.  [1913 Webster]
quarryn. [OE. querre, OF. cuiriée, F. curée, fr. cuir hide, leather, fr. L. corium; the quarry given to the dogs being wrapped in the akin of the beast. See Cuirass.].
  •  A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
    "The wily quarry shunned the shock."  [1913 Webster]
quarryv. i. 
     To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.  L'Estrange.  [1913 Webster]
quarryn. [OE. quarrere, OF. quariere, F. carrière, LL. quadraria a quarry, whence squared (quadrati) stones are dug, fr. quadratus square. See Quadrate.].
     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).  [1913 Webster]
quarryv. t. 
     To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.  [1913 Webster]


quarry, n. & v.
--n. (pl. -ies)
1 an excavation made by taking stone etc. for building etc. from its bed.
2 a place from which stone etc. may be extracted.
3 a source of information, knowledge, etc.
--v. (-ies, -ied)
1 tr. extract (stone) from a quarry.
2 tr. extract (facts etc.) laboriously from books etc.
3 intr. laboriously search documents etc.

quarry, n. (pl. -ies)
1 the object of pursuit by a bird of prey, hounds, hunters, etc.
2 an intended victim or prey.

quarry, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a diamond-shaped pane of glass as used in lattice windows.
2 (in full quarry tile) an unglazed floor-tile.

a later form of QUARREL(2) in the same sense



abysm, abyss, aim, avulse, bank, beasts of venery, big game, bonanza, bore, burrow, butt, by-end, by-purpose, chase, chasm, coal mine, colliery, cornucopia, cut out, delve, deracinate, destination, dig, dig out, dig up, diggings, dike, disentangle, draw, draw out, dredge, dredge up, drill, drive, end, end in view, eradicate, evolve, evulse, excavate, excavation, excise, exsect, extract, extricate, final cause, font, fount, fountain, fountainhead, furrow, game, get, get out, goal, gold mine, gouge, gouge out, groove, grub, grub up, gulf, headspring, headstream, headwater, kill, lode, lower, mainspring, mark, mine, object, object in mind, objective, obtain, open cut, opencast, pan, pan for gold, pick out, pit, pluck out, pluck up, prey, prize, prospect, pull, pull out, pull up, pursuit, quintain, rake out, reason for being, remove, resource, rip out, riverhead, root out, root up, sap, scoop, scoop out, scrabble, scrape, scratch, shaft, shovel, sink, source, source of supply, spade, spring, springhead, staple, take out, target, tear out, teleology, the hunted, trench, trough, tunnel, ultimate aim, unearth, unravel, uproot, vein, venery, victim, weed out, well, wellhead, wellspring, withdraw, workings, wrest out




N intent, intention, intentionality, purpose, quo animo, project, undertaking, predetermination, design, ambition, contemplation, mind, animus, view, purview, proposal, study, look out, final cause, raison d'etre, cui bono, object, aim, end, the be all and the end all, drift, tendency, destination, mark, point, butt, goal, target, bull's-eye, quintain, prey, quarry, game, decision, determination, resolve, fixed set purpose, settled purpose, ultimatum, resolution, wish, arriere pensee, motive, teleology, intended, intentional, advised, express, determinate, prepense, bound for, intending, minded, bent upon, at stake, on the anvil, on the tapis, in view, in prospect, in the breast of, in petto, teleological, intentionally, advisedly, wittingly, knowingly, designedly, purposely, on purpose, by design, studiously, pointedly, with intent, deliberately, with one's eyes open, in cold blood, for, with a view, with an eye to, in order to, in order that, to the end that, with the intent that, for the purpose of, with the view of, in contemplation of, on account of, in pursuance of, pursuant to, quo animo, to all intents and purposes, The road to hell is paved with good intentions, sublimi feriam sidera vertice.


N store, stock, fund, mine, vein, lode, quarry, spring, fount, fountain, well, wellspring, milch cow, stock in trade, supply, heap, treasure, reserve, corps de reserve, reserved fund, nest egg, savings, bonne bouche, crop, harvest, mow, vintage, store, accumulation, hoard, rick, stack, lumber, relay, storehouse, storeroom, storecloset, depository, depot, cache, repository, reservatory, repertory, repertorium, promptuary, warehouse, entrepot, magazine, buttery, larder, spence, garner, granary, cannery, safe-deposit vault, stillroom, thesaurus, bank, armory, arsenal, dock, gallery, museum, conservatory, menagery, menagerie, reservoir, cistern, aljibar, tank, pond, mill pond, gasometer, budget, quiver, bandolier, portfolio, coffer, conservation, storing, storage, keep, file (papers), lay in, preserve, Adj, stored, in store, in reserve, in ordinary, spare, supernumerary, adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit.

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