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Definition 1: animal hunted or caught for food - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for quarry in the sense of this definition

(quarry is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 2: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where quarry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

Synonyms for quarry in the sense of this definition

(quarry is a kind of ...) a hole in the ground made by excavating

(... is a kind of quarry ) a quarry for chalk

(... is a kind of quarry ) a quarry for gravel

Definition 3: a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence - [noun denoting person]

Samples where quarry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for quarry in the sense of this definition

(quarry is a kind of ...) an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance

Definition 4: extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry - [verb of consumption]

Samples where quarry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • quarry marble

(quarry is a kind of ...) draw from; make good use of

"we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

(quarry implies ...) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

(quarry belongs to category ...) the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry

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