- 1[countable] a place where large amounts of stone, etc. are dug out of the ground a slate quarry the site of a disused quarry compare mine
- 2[singular] an animal or a person that is being hunted or followed synonym prey The hunters lost sight of their quarry in the forest. The photographers pursued their quarry through the streets.
NAmE//ˈkwɔri//, NAmE//ˈkwɑri//(pl. quarries)