quarry

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkwɒri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkwɔri, ˈkwɑri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kwôrē, kworē)

Inflections of 'quarry' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": quarries
Inflections of 'quarry' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
quarries
v 3rd person singular
quarrying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
quarried
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
quarried
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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quarry

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [marble, limestone, granite, gravel] quarry
  2. an old quarry
  3. going down to the quarry
  4. [drinking, hanging out, taking drugs] down at the (old) quarry
  5. the [town, local] quarry
  6. [dig, fill in] a quarry
  7. the quarry was [opened, closed]
  8. transport [limestone] from the quarry
  9. built with [marble] from the (local) quarry
  10. the quarry road
v
  1. quarry [limestone, stones, rock, raw material]
  2. [was, is] quarried for [construction, building, the raw] materials
  3. quarry [limestone] for [export, construction, profits]
  4. quarry the [mountain, hillside]
n as adj
  1. the quarry road
'quarry' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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