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Synonyms for quarry
ˈkwɔr i, ˈkwɒr iquar·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prey, quarry, target, fair gamenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    object, target, fair game, target area, pit, aim, butt, mark, objective, prey, stone pit

  2. pit, quarry, stone pitnoun

    a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

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

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, target, fair game, fossa, infernal region, pitfall, pit, stone, orchestra pit, prey, colliery, perdition, nether region, cavity, endocarp

  3. prey, quarryverb

    animal hunted or caught for food

    Synonyms:
    pit, fair game, target, stone pit, prey

  4. quarryverb

    extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry

    "quarry marble"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quarrynoun

    Synonyms:
    stone-pit, stone-bed

  2. quarrynoun

    Synonyms:
    prey (especially that of the hunting falcon), game, object of the chase

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. quarrynoun

    Synonyms:
    stone pit, game, prey

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "quarry":

    career, careers, carrière, quarrying, prey

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How to use quarry in a sentence?

  1. Jo Anne Van Tilburg:

    The near exclusive use of one quarry to produce these seventeen tools supports a view of craft specialization based on information exchange, but we can't know at this stage if the interaction was collaborative, it may also have been coercive in some way. Human behavior is complex. This study encourages further mapping and stone sourcing, and our excavations continue to shed new light on moai carving.

  2. Tony Bramwell:

    There’s this whole legend about how great The Quarry Men were, but they barely played any gigs in their life, as soon as Paul joined, most of the others left because they wanted to play skiffle jazz and didn’t want to play rock and roll. Then George Harrison joined and completely demolished the idea of The Quarry Men as a folk skiffle band.

  3. Abbas Gullet:

    This (is) ... what we understand, (they) were quarry workers. They were sleeping when they were attacked early hours of this morning.

  4. Bharavi:

    The undertaking of a careless man succeeds not, though he use the right expedients: a clever hunter, though well placed in ambush, kills not his quarry if he falls asleep.

  5. Elysee Yanogo:

    We don't have information about when they are going to reopen, that's why I follow my mother to the quarry to help her.


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