from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To dig up or remove from a grave or tomb; exhume.
- transitive v. To bring to public notice; disclose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.
- v. To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.
- transitive v. To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take out of a grave or out of the earth; exhume: as, to disinter a dead body.
- To take out as if from a grave; bring from obscurity into view.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies
Dear friend, 'disinter' anybody or anything you please, but don't disinter _me_, unless you mean the ghost of my vexation to vex you ever after.
Dear friend, 'disinter' anybody or anything you please, but don't disinter me, unless you mean the ghost of my vexation to vex you ever after.
Yon, who is also a veteran, contacted Carriage Services and said the company agreed to disinter
It is time to disinter the facts and thus destroy once and for all The Big State.
Developers wanted to disinter all the remains and move them to another cemetery to make way for the parking lot.
Two major local Tea Party leaders, Chuck Pinkey and Jim Losie, who said the issue has nothing to do with the Tea Party, and personally repudiated Mr. McCarthy's original determination to disinter the two graves.
Chefs and proprietors would contemplate for hours their allotted six lines of prose to disinter any hint of a value judgment.
Meanwhile, cemetery officials are scheduled Wednesday morning to disinter the remains of a third person, Marine Pfc. Heath Warner, whose family members became worried that he was buried in the wrong spot after finding inaccuracies in his burial paperwork.
Arlington National Cemetery officials Wednesday morning are scheduled to disinter the remains of a Marine killed in Iraq after his family raised concerns that he might be buried in the wrong plot, an Army spokesman confirmed.
Through all of this, Denzil stood in the forecastle and watched, perfectly playing the role of the disinter - ested stranger.