KJV Dictionary Definition: quarried


QUAR'RIED, pp. Dug from a pit or cavern.



1. A square; as a quarry of glass. Not in use.

2. An arrow with a square head. See Quarrel. Not in use.

3. In falconry, the game which a hawk is pursuing or has killed. Perhaps from L. quaero.

4. Among hunters, a part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.

QUAR'RY, n. I know not whether the original sense of this word was a pit or mine, from digging, or whether the sense was a place for squaring stone. L. curro. If the sense was a pit, it may be referred to the Heb.

1. A place, cavern or pit where stones are dug from the earth, or separated from a large mass of rocks. We generally apply the word mine to the pit from which are taken metals and coal; from quarries are taken stones for building, as marble, freestone, slate, &c.

2. In Paris, the quarries are a vast cavern under the city, several miles in extent.

QUAR'RY, v.i. To prey upon, as a vulture or harpy. A low word and not much used.

QUAR'RY, v.t. To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.


QUAR'RYING, ppr. Digging stones from a quarry.