Definitions

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

  • noun The act or ritual of interring or burying.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of interring or depositing in the earth; burial; sepulture.

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

  • noun The act or ceremony of depositing a dead body in the earth; burial; sepulture; inhumation.

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  • noun The act of burying a dead body; burial.

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

  • noun the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

Etymologies

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Noun form of inter

Examples

  • Burial is commonly called interment It is frequently has a considerable price tag and unquestionably the most pricey part of a funeral

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  • Due to extensive evidence that the identification of the eight Americans and two South Vietnamese crew members aboard this flight is highly inconclusive, the interment will be a difficult time for many family members whose loved ones were lost in this incident.

    Williams, James E.

  • Due to extensive evidence that the identification of the eight Americans and two South Vietnamese crew members aboard this flight is highly inconclusive, the interment will be a difficult time for many family members whose loved ones were lost in this incident.

    Preston, James A.

  • Due to extensive evidence that the identification of the eight Americans and two South Vietnamese crew members aboard this flight is highly inconclusive, the interment will be a difficult time for many family members whose loved ones were lost in this incident.

    Madison, William L.

  • Due to extensive evidence that the identification of the eight Americans and two South Vietnamese crew members aboard this flight is highly inconclusive, the interment will be a difficult time for many family members whose loved ones were lost in this incident.

    Tapp, Marshall L.

  • Due to extensive evidence that the identification of the eight Americans and two South Vietnamese crew members aboard this flight is highly inconclusive, the interment will be a difficult time for many family members whose loved ones were lost in this incident.

    McKenney, Kenneth D.

  • Due to extensive evidence that the identification of the eight Americans and two South Vietnamese crew members aboard this flight is highly inconclusive, the interment will be a difficult time for many family members whose loved ones were lost in this incident.

    Thompson, George W.

  • But the most recent statement is that his interment was a sham, and was part of a well-devised plan for facilitating his escape from France to Germany during the prevalence of rumoured attempts to restore the Stuarts, and that, after marrying the Countess of Waldsteine-Waters, he lived, bearing her name, to the age of eighty-six.

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  • A study of this collection leads to the belief that all the specimens are from one interment, that is, the grave of a single individual.

    Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made During the Field Season of 1881 Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1881-82, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1884, pages 427-510

  • A rough box was their coffin, and their interment was a dog's burial.

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  • Always looks to me as if there's missing between inter- (prefix) and -ment (suffix). Yes, of course inTER in this case is the root and not a prefix. Still ...

    October 26, 2009