1. an excavation or pit, usually open to the air, from which building stone, slate, or the like, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc.
2. an abundant source or supply. verb (used with object), quarried, quarrying.
3. to obtain (stone) from or as if from a quarry.
4. to make a quarry in.
"stones can be quarried."
"slates can be quarried."
"limestones can be quarried."
"caves can be quarried."
"blocks can be quarried."
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