Definitions for: Bury


[v] dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "i tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
[v] place in the earth and cover with soil; "They buried the stolen goods"
[v] embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
[v] enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
[v] cover from sight
[v] place in a grave or tomb; "Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square"; "The pharaos were entombed in the pyramids"; "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bur"y (b[e^]r"r[y^]), n. [See 1st Borough.]
1. A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's;

Note: used as a termination of names of places; as,
Canterbury, Shrewsbury.

2. A manor house; a castle. [Prov. Eng.]

To this very day, the chief house of a manor, or the
lord's seat, is called bury, in some parts of
England. --Miege.


Bur"y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buried; p. pr. & vb. n.
Burying.] [OE. burien, birien, berien, AS. byrgan; akin to
beorgan to protect, OHG. bergan, G. bergen, Icel. bjarga, Sw.
berga, Dan. bierge, Goth. ba['i]rgan. [root]95. Cf.
Burrow.]
1. To cover out of sight, either by heaping something over,
or by placing within something, as earth, etc.; to conceal
by covering; to hide; as, to bury coals in ashes; to bury
the face in the hands.

And all their confidence Under the weight of
mountains buried deep. --Milton.

2. 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.

Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
--Matt. viii.
21.

I'll bury thee in a triumphant grave. --Shak.

3. To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon; as,
to bury strife.

Give me a bowl of wine In this I bury all
unkindness, Cassius. --Shak.

Burying beetle (Zo["o]l.), the general name of many species
of beetles, of the tribe Necrophaga; the sexton beetle;
-- so called from their habit of burying small dead
animals by digging away the earth beneath them. The
larv[ae] feed upon decaying flesh, and are useful
scavengers.

To bury the hatchet, to lay aside the instruments of war,
and make peace; -- a phrase used in allusion to the custom
observed by the North American Indians, of burying a
tomahawk when they conclude a peace.

Syn: To intomb; inter; inhume; inurn; hide; cover; conceal;
overwhelm; repress.

Synonyms: eat up, engross, entomb, forget, immerse, inhume, inter, lay to rest, sink, swallow, swallow up

Antonyms: remember, think of

See Also: conceal, countersink, cover, deposit, embed, enclose, engraft, fix, hide, imbed, implant, inclose, lay, plant, posit, put down, repose, repress, set, shut in, situate, suppress, unlearn

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