American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To place in the ground: bury a bone.
- v. To place (a corpse) in a grave, a tomb, or the sea; inter.
- v. To dispose of (a corpse) ritualistically by means other than interment or cremation.
- v. To conceal by or as if by covering over with earth; hide: buried her face in the pillow; buried the secret deep within himself.
- v. To occupy (oneself) with deep concentration; absorb: buried myself in my studies.
- v. To put an end to; abandon: buried their quarrel and shook hands.
- idiom. bury the hatchet To stop fighting; resolve a quarrel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A castle, manor-house, or habitation; a borough. The word appears in many names of places, as in Canterbury (AS. gen. and dat. Cantwara-byrig, nom. -burh), Shrewsbury, Aldermanbury, Bury St. Edmunds, etc.
- n. A burrow.
- n. A camp or heap of turnips or the like, stored up.
- To deposit and inclose in a grave or tomb, as a dead body; consign to any final resting-place after or as after death; entomb.
- To cover or conceal from sight; sink or lodge in or under anything: as, to bury treasures in the earth or under rubbish; he buried the dagger in his enemy's heart.
- Hence To cover up; keep secret; hide; conceal.
- To withdraw or conceal in retirement: as, lo bury one's self in a monastery or in solitude.
- To hide in oblivion; put away finally from one's thoughts: as, to bury an injury.
- n. A delicate pear of several varieties.
- n. Soft shale or clay; flucan.
- n. A borough; a manor
- v. To ritualistically inter a corpse in a grave or tomb. (see burial)
- v. To place in the ground. "bury a bone"
- v. To hide or conceal as if by covering with earth - "she buried her face in the pillow", "buried the secret deep inside"
- v. figuratively To put an end to; to abandon. "They buried their argument and shook hands"
- v. figuratively To score a goal
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A borough; a manor
- n. Prov. Eng. A manor house; a castle.
- v. To cover out of sight, either by heaping something over, or by placing within something, as earth, etc.; to conceal by covering; to hide.
- v. Specifically: To cover out of sight, as the body of a deceased person, in a grave, a tomb, or the ocean; to deposit (a corpse) in its resting place, with funeral ceremonies; to inter; to inhume.
- v. To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon.
- v. cover from sight
- v. embed deeply
- v. dismiss from the mind; stop remembering
- v. place in the earth and cover with soil
- v. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
- v. place in a grave or tomb
- Middle English burien, berien, from Old English byrġan, from Proto-Germanic *burgijanan (cf. Old Norse byrgja ‘to close’), from *berganan (“to protect, shelter”) (cf. Old English beorgan, West Frisian bergje ‘to keep’, German bergen ‘to save/rescue something’), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerĝʰ, *bʰr̥ĝʰ (cf. Albanian mburojë ("shield"), Lithuanian (Eastern) bir̃ginti ‘to save, spare’, Russian беречь (bereč') ‘to spare’, Ossetian æмбæрзын (æmbærzyn, "to cover"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English burien, from Old English byrgan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“On the contrary, Nikita Khrushchev promised in 1956 to "bury" it.”
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