Mine vs. Quarry

Mine vs. Quarry — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Mine and Quarry

Minenoun

A hole or tunnel dug into the earth from which ore or minerals are extracted.

Quarrynoun

A hunted animal; prey.

Minenoun

A surface excavation where the topmost or exposed layer of earth is removed for extracting its ore or minerals.

Quarrynoun

Hunted animals considered as a group; game.

Minenoun

The site of such a hole, tunnel, or excavation, including its surface buildings and equipment.

Quarrynoun

An object of pursuit

The police lost their quarry in the crowd.
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Minenoun

A deposit of ore or minerals in the earth or on its surface.

Quarrynoun

An open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained by digging, cutting, or blasting.

Minenoun

An abundant supply or source of something valuable

This guidebook is a mine of information.

Quarrynoun

A rich or productive source

found the book an indispensable quarry of information.

Minenoun

A tunnel dug under an enemy emplacement to destroy it by explosives, cause it to collapse, or gain access to it for an attack.

Quarrynoun

A square or diamond shape.

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Minenoun

An explosive device used to destroy enemy personnel, shipping, fortifications, or equipment, often placed in a concealed position and designed to be detonated by contact, proximity, or a time fuse.

Quarrynoun

A pane of glass having this shape.

Minenoun

A burrow or tunnel made by an insect, especially one made in a leaf by a leaf miner.

Quarryverb

To obtain (stone) from a quarry, as by cutting, digging, or blasting.

Mineverb

To extract (ore or minerals) from the earth.

Quarryverb

To extract (facts, for example) by long, careful searching

finally quarried out the genealogy from hundreds of sources.

Mineverb

To dig a mine in (the earth) to obtain ore or minerals.

Quarryverb

To use (land) as a quarry.

Mineverb

To tunnel under (the earth or a surface feature).

Quarrynoun

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

Mineverb

To make (a tunnel) by digging.

Quarrynoun

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

Mineverb

To lay explosive mines in or under.

Quarrynoun

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

Mineverb

To attack, damage, or destroy by underhand means; subvert.

Quarrynoun

(countable) An object of search or pursuit.

Mineverb

To delve into and make use of; exploit

mine the archives for detailed information.

Quarrynoun

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

Mineverb

To excavate the earth for the purpose of extracting ore or minerals.

Quarryverb

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

Mineverb

To work in a mine.

Quarryverb

To extract or slowly obtain by long, tedious searching.

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

Mineverb

To dig a tunnel under the earth, especially under an enemy emplacement or fortification.

Quarryverb

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

Mineverb

To lay explosive mines.

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 muggerseveryone was fair gamethe target of a manhunt

Mineadjective

Used instead of my before an initial vowel or the letter h.

Quarrynoun

a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate;

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

Minepronoun

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

Quarrynoun

animal hunted or caught for food

Minepronoun

Used predicatively.

The house itself is mine, but the land is not.

Quarryverb

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

quarry marble

Minepronoun

Used substantively, with an implied noun.

Mine has been a long journey.

Minepronoun

Used absolutely, set off from the sentence.

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

Minepronoun

(archaic) Used attributively after the noun it modifies.

Minepronoun

(archaic) Used attributively before a vowel.

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.

Minenoun

(figurative) Any source of wealth or resources.

She's a mine of information.

Minenoun

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

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.

Minenoun

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

Minenoun

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

Minenoun

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

Minenoun

alternative form of mien

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.

Mineverb

To dig into, for ore or metal.

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.

Mineverb

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

Mineverb

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

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.

Mineverb

(slang) To pick one's nose.

Mineverb

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

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