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Definition of: quarry

(kwôrē, kworē) noun plural ·ries
1. A beast or bird hunted, seized, or killed, as in the chase; game; prey: now chiefly poetical.
2. Anything hunted, slaughtered, or eagerly pursued.
3. Obs. A heap of slaughtered game. [<OF cuirée <L corium hide]

Definition of: quarry

(kwôrē, kwor′ē) noun plural ·ries
An excavation from which stone is taken by cutting, blasting, or the like.
v.t. ·ried, ·ry·ing

1. To cut, dig, or take from or as from a quarry.
2. To establish a quarry in. [<Med. L quareia, quareria <LL quadraria place for squaring stone <quadrare. See QUADRATE.]

Definition of: quarry

(kwôrē, kworē) noun plural ·ries
1. A square or lozenge.
2. A small square or lozenge–shaped pane of glass, tile, etc.
3. In archery, a quarrel. [<OF quarré <L quadratus. See QUADRATE.]

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