Synonyms of quarry
preyDictionary • As a journalist he stuck to his quarry like a lamprey.
prey • These animals were the prey of hyenas.
victim • the victim of a particularly cruel hoax
game • men who shoot game for food
goal • The goal is to raise as much money as possible.
aim • a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
prize • A settlement of the dispute would be a great prize.
objective • His objective was to play golf and win.
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• A team of archaeologists is excavating the site.
mineWhen a mineral such as coal, diamonds, or gold is mined, it is obtained from the ground by digging deep holes and tunnels.
• not enough coal to be mined economically
aimThe aim of something that you do is the purpose for which you do it or the result that it is intended to achieve.
• a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
Thesaurus for quarry from the Collins English Thesaurus
an open surface excavation for the extraction of building stone, slate, marble, etc, by drilling, blasting, or cutting