Quarry

What is Quarry ?

Quarry is (noun) 1. a place where substances such as stone are dug out of the ground If you hear an explosion, it is because they’re blasting in the quarry. (NOTE: The plural is quarries in this meaning.) 2. an animal or person who is being hunted Gunmen surrounded the building where the kidnappers were, but their quarry managed to escape. (NOTE: no plural in this meaning) (verb) to dig stone out of the ground The stone used to build the castle was quarried locally.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level