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1. quarry

noun. ['ˈkwɔri'] a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate.

Synonyms

  • chalk pit
  • chalkpit
  • stone pit
  • gravel pit
  • excavation

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • deposit
  • ride

Etymology

  • quarreria (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Quarry

  • montefiore
  • delsignore
  • bonsignore
  • bensenyore
  • tornatore
  • salvatori
  • salvatore
  • pingitore
  • pescatore
  • montessori
  • mondadori
  • liberatore
  • inventory
  • delpriore
  • buonocore
  • yasunori
  • vanstory
  • vanacore
  • tessitore
  • senatore
  • polidori
  • pesatori
  • motonori
  • montuori
  • migliore
  • fujimori
  • eleonore
  • delatorre
  • compaore
  • cacciatore

Example sentences of the word quarry


1. Noun, singular or mass
The quarry may be willing to help you identify the stone.

2. Adjective
While quarry tiles can be glazed, most are left in their natural finish, or unglazed.

Quotes containing the word quarry


1. I think my quarry is illusion. I war against magic. I believe that, though illusion often cheers and comforts, it ultimately and invariably weakens and constricts the spirit.
- Irvin D. Yalom, Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy

2. quarry

noun. ['ˈkwɔri'] animal hunted or caught for food.

Synonyms

  • brute
  • animal
  • creature
  • fauna
  • animate being
  • beast

Antonyms

  • male
  • humane
  • mental
  • flora

Etymology

  • quarreria (Latin)

3. quarry

noun. ['ˈkwɔri'] a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence.

Synonyms

  • fair game
  • target
  • victim

Etymology

  • quarreria (Latin)

4. quarry

verb. ['ˈkwɔri'] extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry.

Synonyms

  • dig
  • cut into
  • turn over
  • exploit
  • delve

Etymology

  • quarreria (Latin)
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