Bur´y   Pronunciation: bĕr´rŷ
n.1.A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's
2.A manor house; a castle.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Buried ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Burying ( ).]
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.
Burying beetle
(Zool.) 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 larvæ 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.
Verb1.bury - cover from sight; "Afghani women buried under their burkas"
2.bury - 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"
3.bury - place in the earth and cover with soil; "They buried the stolen goods"
4.bury - enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
5.bury - embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
Synonyms: sink
6.bury - dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "i tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
Synonyms: forget
abandon, baptize, bosom, bottle up, cache, coffin, conduct a funeral, consign to oblivion, cover up, deluge, deposit, dip, douse, drown, duck, dunk, embosom, encoffin, engulf, ensepulcher, enshrine, eradicate, extirpate, file and forget, forget, hearse, hide away, immerge, immerse, inearth, inter, inundate, inurn, keep hidden, keep secret, lay to rest, lock up, merge, obscure, overcome, overwhelm, plant, plunge, plunge in water, put away, seal up, secrete, sepulture, sink, souse, stash, store away, stow away, submerge, submerse, tomb, whelm
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