I was working on that troll story I've been talking about lately, and I needed to put a word that means 'prey,' or 'hunted thing,' and I knew there was one that started with a Q -- and I was pretty sure that it was the one I wanted. I was, in fact, even a little confident that the word was quarry. But I wasn't 100%, so I googled it.
I was discouraged. What word could it have possibly been, then? Quory? Query? Quarrel? Quincy? I explored my internal vocabulary without success, until I realized that I had seen a gray arrow at the bottom of the google result, pictured above.
I had already navigated away from the page, so I searched it again, and clicked the button:
There! At the bottom! See it? "An animal pursued by a hunter, hound, predatory mammal, or bird of prey. / A thing or person that is chased or sought." That's exactly what I was looking for -- but that isn't all! Apparently, it doesn't even come from the same root, when used in that sense:
And, there's even more information: a translation option, and a graph of its use over the last 200 years.
And there's that gray arrow at the bottom again, in case I want to go back to just seeing the first definition. (Joke's on you, Google: I'll never go back!) And now you know! By which I mean now I know. You probably already knew, because you're more computer savvy than I am, and know when and where to look for more information. But in case you don't, here's how Google can help.