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Meaning of BURY

Pronunciation:  'beree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "i tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
  2. [v]  place in the earth and cover with soil; "They buried the stolen goods"
  3. [v]  embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
  4. [v]  enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
  5. [v]  cover from sight
  6. [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"

BURY is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
    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.
             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
    {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.
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