|1.||[ noun ] a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate|
: "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
|Related terms:||excavation trou-de-loup gravel_pit chalkpit|
|2.||[ noun ] a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence|
|Synonyms:||target prey fair_game|
"he fell prey to muggers" "everyone was fair game" "the target of a manhunt"
|Related terms:||victim target|
|3.||[ verb ] extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry|
|Related terms:||exploit quarryman quarrying dig|
|4.||[ noun ] (zoology) animal hunted or caught for food|
|Related terms:||animal game raven|