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Definitions of bury

  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon; as, to bury strife. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To place and cover in a grave or tomb, or in any final resting-place; hence, keep secret; hide; as, to bury one's past. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To hide in the ground: to place in the grave, as a dead body: to hide or blot out of remembrance:-pr.p. burying; pa.p. buried. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To hide in the ground; inter in a grave. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To put in or under the ground; inter; hide; cover up; engross deeply; absorb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. place in the earth and cover with soil; "They buried the stolen goods" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. cover from sight; "Afghani women buried under their burkas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To inter with funeral rites in a grave; to cover with earth, &c.; to hide; to withdraw into seclusion; to forget and forgive. To bury the hatchet, as among the American Indians, to lay aside the instruments of war, forget injuries, and make peace. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To put or place anything in the earth; to lay a dead body in the grave; to inter; to hide or conceal; to overwhelm. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Burying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A manor house; a castle. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A borough; a manor; as, the of St. Edmond's Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A burgh, as in Shrewsbury, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Buried. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for bury

  1. Bury it in the ground before the house door. – Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades by Florence Holbrook
  2. " Better," answered Irene, " let the dead past bury its dead." – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
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