quarry [1] NOUN (pl. quarries) an open excavation in the earth's surface from which stone or other materials are extracted.
VERB (quarries, quarried) 1) extract from a quarry. 2) cut into (rock or ground) to obtain stone or other materials.
DERIVATIVES quarrier noun.
ORIGIN Old French quarriere, from Latin quadrum 'a square' .
quarry [2] NOUN (pl. quarries) 1) an animal being hunted. 2) a person or thing being chased or sought.
ORIGIN originally denoting the parts of a deer placed on a hide for the hounds: from Old French couree, from Latin cor 'heart' .

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  • Quarrier — Quar ri*er, n. A worker in a stone quarry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quarrier — [kwôr′ēmən, kwär′ēmən] n. pl. quarrymen [kwôr′ēmən, kwär′ēmənkwôr′ē ər, kwär′ē ər] n. a person who works in a stone quarry: also quarryman [kwôr′ēmən, kwär′ēmən] n. quarrymen [kwôr′ēmən, kwär′ēmən] …   English World dictionary

  • quarrier — /kwawr ee euhr, kwor /, n. a person who quarries stone. [1325 75; ME quaryer, quarriour < OF quarrier, equiv. to *quarre QUARRY1 + ier IER2] * * * …   Universalium

  • quarrier — /ˈkwɒriə/ (say kworeeuh) noun → quarryman. {Middle English quaryer, from Middle French quarrier} …  

  • quarrier — Un quarrier qui couppe les pierres és quarrieres, ou qui les en tire, Lapicida, Latomus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Quarrier's Village — is a small settlement in Inverclyde, Scotland. It lies within the Gryffe Valley, falling into the civil parish of Kilmacolm, although geographically slightly closer to Bridge of Weir. It is now a residential commuter village, with many residents… …   Wikipedia

  • quarrier — noun Date: 14th century a worker in a stone quarry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quarrier — noun Somebody who works in a quarry. Syn: quarryman …   Wiktionary

  • quarrier — quar·ri·er || kwÉ‘rɪə(r) , kwÉ” / kwÉ’ n. person who digs stone from a quarry, one who works in a quarry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quarrier — quar·ri·er …   English syllables

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