Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of burying.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A grave or place of sepulture; a tomb.
  • noun The act of burying; specifically, the act of burying a deceased person; sepulture; interment; the act of depositing a dead body in any place where it is intended to remain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture.
  • noun The act of burying; depositing a dead body in the earth, in a tomb or vault, or in the water, usually with attendant ceremonies; sepulture; interment.
  • noun a form of coffin, usually of iron, made to close air-tight, for the preservation of a dead body.
  • noun a piece of ground selected and set apart for a place of burials, and consecrated to such use by religious ceremonies.
  • noun any place where burials are made.
  • noun That portion of a liturgy which is read at an interment.

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  • noun The act of burying; interment

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
  • noun concealing something under the ground

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English buriel, back-formation from buriels (taken as pl.), from Old English byrgels; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

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Old English byrgels, from byrgan "to bury" + -els

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