Ajude o site a continuar crescendo, curta a nossa fan page.

quarry   
      

Tem 6 letras ( q u a r r y )         2 vogais ( u a )         4 consoantes ( q r r y )         Palavra ao contrário yrrauq

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
Informações sobre o assunto

English - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -ɒri

  • Rhymes: -ɒri

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
Informações sobre o assunto

English - Etymology 1

From Medieval Latin quarreria (1266), literally a "place where stones are squared", from Latin quadrare "to square", itself from quadra 'a square' NOUN QUARRY (_plural_ QUARRIES) * A site for mining stone, limestone or slate. _Michelangelo personally quarried marble from the world-famous QUARRY at Carrara_ * 1945, George Orwell, _Animal Farm_, chapter 6 There was a good QUARRY of limestone on the farm […] TRANSLATIONS VERB QUARRY (_third-person singular simple present_ QUARRIES, _present participle_ QUARRYING, _simple past and past participle_ QUARRIED) * (transitive) To obtain (mine) stone by extraction from a quarry. _Michelangelo personally QUARRIED marble from the world-famous quarry at Carrara._ * (figuratively, transitive) To extract or slowly obtain by long, tedious searching. _They QUARRIED out new, interesting facts about ancient Egypt from old papyri._ SYNONYMS * (obtain stone by extraction) mine * (extract by search) dig (up) DERIVED TERMS * quarrying (noun) TRANSLATIONS

From Medieval Latin quarreria (1266), literally a "place where stones are squared", from Latin quadrare "to square", itself from quadra 'a square'

Noun

quarry (plural quarries)

  1. A site for mining stone, limestone or slate.
    Michelangelo personally quarried marble from the world-famous quarry at Carrara
Translations

Verb

quarry (third-person singular simple present quarries, present participle quarrying, simple past and past participle quarried)

  1. (transitive) To obtain (mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.
    Michelangelo personally quarried marble from the world-famous quarry at Carrara.
  2. (figuratively, transitive) To extract or slowly obtain by long, tedious searching.
    They quarried out new, interesting facts about ancient Egypt from old papyri.
Synonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
Informações sobre o assunto

English - Etymology 2

From quirre "entrails of deer placed on the hide and given to dogs of the chase as a reward," from Anglo-Norman quirreie, from Old French cuiriee, altered (influenced by Old French cuir "skin," from Latin corium "hide"), from corée "viscera, entrails," from Vulgar Latin corata "entrails," from Latin cor "heart." NOUN QUARRY (_plural_ QUARRIES) * An animal which is hunted, notably mammal or bird. * A part of the entrails of a hunted animal, given to the hounds. * An object of search or pursuit. * _A US State Department website advertised a reward of up to $1m (£500,000) for the capture of its QUARRY, who was described as 5ft 11in (180cm) tall, with a pale complexion, "a moustache and a long, heavy beard that is starting to grey". - BBC News website, 27 April 2007_ SYNONYMS * mark * prey * target TRANSLATIONS VERB QUARRY (_third-person singular simple present_ QUARRIES, _present participle_ QUARRYING, _simple past and past participle_ QUARRIED) * To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy. (Can we find and add a quotation of L'Estrange to this entry?)

From quirre "entrails of deer placed on the hide and given to dogs of the chase as a reward," from Anglo-Norman quirreie, from Old French cuiriee, altered (influenced by Old French cuir "skin," from Latin corium "hide"), from corée "viscera, entrails," from Vulgar Latin corata "entrails," from Latin cor "heart."

Noun

quarry (plural quarries)

  1. An animal which is hunted, notably mammal or bird.
  2. A part of the entrails of a hunted animal, given to the hounds.
  3. An object of search or pursuit.
Synonyms
Translations

Verb

quarry (third-person singular simple present quarries, present participle quarrying, simple past and past participle quarried)

  1. To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of L'Estrange to this entry?)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
Informações sobre o assunto

English - Etymology 3

An alteration of quarrel NOUN QUARRY (_plural_ QUARRIES) * A diamond-shaped tile or pane, notably of glass or stone

An alteration of quarrel

Noun

quarry (plural quarries)

  1. A diamond-shaped tile or pane, notably of glass or stone

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
Informações sobre o assunto

English - References

* “quarry” in Douglas Harper, _Online Etymology Dictionary_ (2001).

Rima


comments powered by Disqus

Facebook




[X]

Conhecer pessoas


Pratique o seu Inglês conhecendo pessoas do mundo todo

Encontrar