Synonyms of quarry


1. prey, quarry, target, fair game, victim

usage: 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"

2. pit, quarry, stone pit, excavation

usage: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

3. prey, quarry, animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

usage: animal hunted or caught for food


1. quarry, exploit, tap

usage: extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble"

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Definition and meaning of quarry (Dictionary)