Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun quarry

3 senses of quarry

Sense 1
prey, quarry, target, fair game -- (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")
       => victim -- (an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance)

Sense 2
pit, quarry, stone pit -- (a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'")
       => excavation -- (a hole in the ground made by excavating)

Sense 3
prey, quarry -- (animal hunted or caught for food)
       => animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna -- (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb quarry

1 sense of quarry

Sense 1
quarry -- (extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble")
       => exploit, tap -- (draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely")

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