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Mine vs. Quarry

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Minepronoun

My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me.

Quarrynoun

(mining) A site for mining stone, limestone, or slate.

Minepronoun

Used predicatively.

‘The house itself is mine, but the land is not.’;

Quarrynoun

A part of the entrails of a hunted animal, given to the hounds as a reward.

Minepronoun

Used substantively, with an implied noun.

‘Mine has been a long journey.’;

Quarrynoun

(uncountable) An animal, often a bird or mammal, which is hunted.

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Minepronoun

Used absolutely, set off from the sentence.

‘Mine for only a week so far, it already feels like an old friend.’;

Quarrynoun

(countable) An object of search or pursuit.

Minepronoun

(archaic) Used attributively after the noun it modifies.

Quarrynoun

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

Minepronoun

(archaic) Used attributively before a vowel.

Quarryverb

(transitive) To obtain (or mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.

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Minenoun

An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels.

‘This diamond comes from a mine in South Africa.’; ‘He came out of the coal mine with a face covered in black.’; ‘Most coal and ore comes from open-pit mines nowadays.’;

Quarryverb

To extract or slowly obtain by long, tedious searching.

‘They quarried out new, interesting facts about ancient Egypt from old papyri.’;

Minenoun

(figurative) Any source of wealth or resources.

‘She's a mine of information.’;

Quarryverb

To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.

Minenoun

(military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives.

Quarrynoun

Same as 1st Quarrel.

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Minenoun

(military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.

‘His left leg was blown off after he stepped on a mine.’; ‘The warship was destroyed by floating mines.’;

Quarrynoun

A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.

Minenoun

(pyrotechnics) A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.

Quarrynoun

The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.

‘The wily quarry shunned the shock.’;

Minenoun

(entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.

Quarrynoun

A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a stone pit. See 5th Mine (a).

Minenoun

(computing) A machine used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.

Quarryadjective

Quadrate; square.

Minenoun

alternative form of mien

Quarryverb

To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.

Mineverb

(ambitransitive) To remove (ore) from the ground.

‘Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only place in the world where visitors can mine their own diamonds.’;

Quarryverb

To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.

Mineverb

To dig into, for ore or metal.

Quarrynoun

a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence;

‘he fell prey to muggers’; ‘everyone was fair game’; ‘the target of a manhunt’;

Mineverb

(transitive) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).

‘We had to slow our advance after the enemy mined the road ahead of us.’;

Quarrynoun

a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate;

‘a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'’;

Mineverb

(transitive) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).

Quarrynoun

animal hunted or caught for food

Mineverb

(intransitive) To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.

‘the mining cony’;

Quarryverb

extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry;

‘quarry marble’;

Mineverb

To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.

Quarry

A quarry is a type of open-pit mine in which dimension stone, rock, construction aggregate, riprap, sand, gravel, or slate is excavated from the ground. The operation of quarries is regulated in some jurisdictions to reduce their environmental impact.The word quarry can also include the underground quarrying for stone, such as Bath stone.

Mineverb

(slang) To pick one's nose.

Mineverb

(computing) To earn new units of cryptocurrency by doing certain calculations.

Minenoun

See Mien.

Minenoun

A subterranean cavity or passage

Minenoun

Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.

Minenoun

A rich source of wealth or other good.

Minenoun

An explosive device placed concealed in a location, on land or at sea, where an enemy vehicle or enemy personnel may pass through, having a triggering mechanism which detects people or vehicles, and which will explode and kill or maim personnel or destroy or damage vehicles. A mine placed at sea (formerly called a torpedo, see torpedo{2} (a)) is also called an marine mine and underwater mine and sometimes called a floating mine, even though it may be anchored to the floor of the sea and not actually float freely. A mine placed on land (formerly called a torpedo, see torpedo{3}), usually buried, is called a land mine.

Minepronoun

Belonging to me; my. Used as a pronominal to me; my. Used as a pronominal adjective in the predicate; as, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." Rom. xii. 19. Also, in the old style, used attributively, instead of my, before a noun beginning with a vowel.

‘I kept myself from mine iniquity.’; ‘When a man deceives me once, says the Italian proverb, it is his fault; when twice, it is mine.’; ‘This title honors me and mine.’; ‘She shall have me and mine.’;

Mineverb

To dig a mine or pit in the earth; to get ore, metals, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; to dig in the earth for minerals; to dig a passage or cavity under anything in order to overthrow it by explosives or otherwise.

Mineverb

To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.

Mineverb

To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.

‘They mined the walls.’; ‘Too lazy to cut down these immense trees, the spoilers . . . had mined them, and placed a quantity of gunpowder in the cavity.’;

Mineverb

To dig into, for ore or metal.

‘Lead veins have been traced . . . but they have not been mined.’;

Mineverb

To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.

‘The principal ore mined there is the bituminous cinnabar.’;

Minenoun

excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

Minenoun

explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

Mineverb

get from the earth by excavation;

‘mine ores and metals’;

Mineverb

lay mines;

‘The Vietnamese mined Cambodia’;

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