from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To place in the ground: bury a bone.
- transitive v. To place (a corpse) in a grave, a tomb, or the sea; inter.
- transitive v. To dispose of (a corpse) ritualistically by means other than interment or cremation.
- transitive 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.
- transitive v. To occupy (oneself) with deep concentration; absorb: buried myself in my studies.
- transitive v. To put an end to; abandon: buried their quarrel and shook hands.
- idiom bury the hatchet To stop fighting; resolve a quarrel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. To put an end to; to abandon. "They buried their argument and shook hands"
- v. To score a goal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A borough; a manor
- n. A manor house; a castle.
- transitive 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.
- transitive 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.
- transitive v. To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 castle, manor-house, or habitation; a borough.
- n. A burrow.
- n. A camp or heap of turnips or the like, stored up.
- n. A delicate pear of several varieties.
- n. Soft shale or clay; flucan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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All I wanna do in bury Cocteau up to his neck in shit, and let him think happy-happy thoughts forever.
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I regret to this day living in Bedford Place and environs all those years ago, right slap-bang under the 'bury' bit of Bloomsbury, and never really appreciating the literary nature of my surroundings.
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It's obvious that Newt finds the right of free speech an abomination - recall that if in power he will "bury" public broadcasting.
Sen. Obama is not out to praise Caesar Ronald Reagan, but to point out how to build a strong enough electoral coalition to "bury" the Republican nominee at the polls in November and finally put the close to the Reagan-Bush years.
On the contrary, Nikita Khrushchev promised in 1956 to "bury" it.