There are 2 translations of quarry in Spanish:

quarry1

Pronunciation: /ˈkwɔːri; ˈkwɒri/

n (plural -ries)

  • 1 (excavation) cantera (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) quarry tile baldosa (feminine) sin vitrificar
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    • The materials extracted from the quarries - used widely in the local building industry - contained large quantities of fibrous amphiboles.
    • He was a crack skier and mountaineer, whose strength had been built up breaking up stones in a limestone quarry during the war.
    • The operators want to dig deeper seams within the quarry - up to 15 metres below the existing level.
  • 2 (prey) presa (feminine)
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    • Moreover, hunting is not a natural encounter between predator and quarry because, unlike animals, humans are responsible for their actions.
    • Secondly, a fox is not a recognised quarry for a bird of prey.
    • Yet, that's about how long falconry - the sport of flying birds of prey at wild quarry - has been around.

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There are 2 translations of quarry in Spanish:

quarry2

vt (-ries, -rying, -ried)

  • [stone/slate] extraer* (de una cantera); [land/hillside] abrir* una cantera ento quarry sth for sth the area has been quarried for quartz se han abierto canteras en la zona para extraer cuarzo
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    • As part of these efforts, prisoners dug sand for mortar, quarried building stone and mortar lime, and manufactured more than 1.2 million bricks.
    • Lime was quarried in Rockland and shipped by rail to distant points, but this was an industry in decline.
    • Glass can be recycled indefinitely, helping the environment by reducing the amount of raw materials being quarried from the countryside, saving energy and helping to reduce global warming.
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    • At a significantly later date the rock dome was quarried, and some of the phase 1 carvings were broken through.
    • These volumes have been quarried by historians for decades for ‘shocking truths’ of ‘intolerable conditions’ of filth and depravity in early industrial towns.
    • The scar created by quarrying the hillside is visible from a wide area, but working of the scar face is now completed and progress is being made below the level of surrounding land.

vi (-ries, -rying, -ried)

  • to quarry for sth they're quarrying for marble han abierto una cantera para extraer mármol he's still quarrying for information sigue recabando información

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Word of the day deteriorar
vt
los conflictos laborales han deteriorado nuestras relaciones = the labor disputes have damaged our relations …
Cultural fact of the day

Palacio de Oriente, also known as the Palacio Real, is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Royal Family now lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.