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Prey vs. Quarry

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Main Difference

The main difference between Prey and Quarry is that the biological interaction where a predator feeds on a prey organism and Quarry is a place from which dimension stone, rock, construction aggregate etc. has been excavated from the ground.

Wikipedia
  • Prey (noun)

    Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war

    "spoil|booty|plunder"

  • Prey (noun)

    That which is or may be seized by animals or birds to be devoured; hence, a person given up as a victim.

  • Prey (noun)

    A living thing that is eaten by another living thing.

    "The rabbit was eaten by the coyote, so the rabbit is the coyote's prey."

  • Prey (noun)

    The act of devouring other creatures; ravage.

  • Prey (noun)

    The victim of a disease.

  • Prey (verb)

    To act as a predator.

  • Quarry (noun)

    A site for mining stone, slate.

    "w|Michelangelo personally quarried marble from the world-famous quarry at Carrara."

  • Quarry (noun)

    A part of the hunted hounds as a reward.

  • Quarry (noun)

    An hunted.

  • Quarry (noun)

    An object of search or pursuit.

  • Quarry (noun)

    A tile or stone.

  • Quarry (verb)

    To mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.

  • Quarry (verb)

    To extract or slowly searching.

    "They quarried out new, interesting facts about ancient Egypt from old papyri."

  • Quarry (verb)

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

Wiktionary
  • Prey (noun)

    Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder.

  • Prey (noun)

    That which is or may be seized by animals or birds to be devoured; hence, a person given up as a victim.

  • Prey (noun)

    The act of devouring other creatures; ravage.

  • Prey (verb)

    To take booty; to gather spoil; to ravage; to take food by violence.

  • Quarry (noun)

    Same as 1st Quarrel.

  • Quarry (noun)

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

  • Quarry (noun)

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

  • Quarry (noun)

    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).

  • Quarry (adjective)

    Quadrate; square.

  • Quarry (verb)

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

  • Quarry

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Prey (noun)

    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"

  • Prey (noun)

    animal hunted or caught for food

  • Prey (verb)

    profit from in an exploitatory manner;

    "He feeds on her insecurity"

  • Prey (verb)

    prey on or hunt for;

    "These mammals predate certain eggs"

  • Quarry (noun)

    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"

  • Quarry (noun)

    a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate;

    "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

  • Quarry (noun)

    animal hunted or caught for food

  • Quarry (verb)

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

    "quarry marble"

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