quarry

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quarry(
kaw
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ri
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (mining)
a. la cantera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Many people lost their jobs when the quarry closed down.Muchas personas perdieron su empleo cuando la cantera fue clausurada.
The old quarry was turned into a recreational swimming area.La antigua cantera se convirtió en un complejo acuático recreativo.
2. (hunting)
a. la presa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We must hunt quietly. Our quarry is known to trample hunters.Debemos cazar en silencio, nuestra presa tiene fama de pisotear a los cazadores.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (mining)
a. extraer
They quarried red sandstone for the university's facade.Extrajeron arenisca roja para la fachada de la universidad.
b. excavar
The artist quarried marble blocks for her sculptures.La artista excavó bloques de mármol para sus esculturas.
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quarry
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for stone)
a. la cantera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (hill)
a. excavar
3. (stone)
a. extraer
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quarry [ˈkwɒrɪ]
noun
(mine) cantera (f)
transitive verb
sacar; extraer
intransitive verb
explotar una cantera; extraer piedra de una cantera
to quarry for marble abrir una cantera en busca de mármol
modifier
quarry tile (n) baldosa (f) (no vidriada)
quarry [ˈkwɒrɪ]
noun
(Hunting) presa (f); presa (f); víctima (f);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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