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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Verb Bury has 6 senses


Buryn. [See 1st Borough.].
  •  A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's
    "used as a termination of names of places; as, Canterbury, Shrewsbury."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A manor house; a castle.  [1913 Webster]
    "To this very day, the chief house of a manor, or the lord's seat, is called bury, in some parts of England."  [1913 Webster]
Buryv. t. [OE. burien, birien, berien, AS. byrgan; akin to beorgan to protect, OHG. bergan, G. bergen, Icel. bjarga, Sw. berga, Dan. bierge, Goth. baírgan. Burrow.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "And all their confidence
    Under the weight of mountains buried deep.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father."  [1913 Webster]
    "I'll bury thee in a triumphant grave."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon; as, to bury strife.  [1913 Webster]
    "Give me a bowl of wine
    In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Burying beetle (Zoöl.), 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.
Syn. -- To intomb; inter; inhume; inurn; hide; cover; conceal; overwhelm; repress.


Bury, v.tr. (-ies, -ied)
1 place (a dead body) in the earth, in a tomb, or in the sea.
2 lose by death (has buried three husbands).
3 a put under ground (bury alive). b hide (treasure, a bone, etc.) in the earth. c cover up; submerge.
4 a put out of sight (buried his face in his hands). b consign to obscurity (the idea was buried after brief discussion). c put away; forget.
5 involve deeply (buried himself in his work; was buried in a book).

bury the hatchet cease to quarrel. burying-beetle a sexton beetle. burying-ground (or -place) a cemetery.
OE byrgan f. WG: cf. BURIAL



abandon, baptize, bosom, bottle up, cache, coffin, conceal, conduct a funeral, consign to oblivion, cover up, deluge, deposit, dip, douse, drown, duck, dunk, embosom, encoffin, engulf, ensepulcher, enshrine, entomb, eradicate, extirpate, file and forget, forget, hearse, hide, hide away, immerge, immerse, inearth, inhume, 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




VB circumscribe, limit, bound, confine, inclose, surround, compass about, imprison, hedge in, wall in, rail in, fence round, fence in, hedge round, picket, corral, enfold, bury, encase, incase, pack up, enshrine, inclasp, wrap up, embay, embosom, containment (inclusion).


VB insert, introduce, intromit, put into, run into, import, inject, interject, infuse, instill, inoculate, impregnate, imbue, imbrue, graft, ingraft, bud, plant, implant, dovetail, obtrude, thrust in, stick in, ram in, stuff in, tuck in, press, in, drive in, pop in, whip in, drop in, put in, impact, empierce, imbed, immerse, immerge, merge, bathe, soak, dip, plunge, bury, insert itself, lodge itself, plunge in medias res.


VB inter, bury, lay in the grave, consign to the grave, lay in the tomb, entomb, in tomb, inhume, lay out, perform a funeral, embalm, mummify, toll the knell, put to bed with a shovel, inurn, exhume, disinter, unearth.


VB conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight, lock up, seal up, bottle up, encrypt, encode, cipher, cover, screen, cloak, veil, shroud, cover up one's tracks, screen from sight, screen from observation, drawing the veil, draw the curtain, close the curtain, curtain, shade, eclipse, throw a view over, be cloud, be mask, mask, disguise, ensconce, muffle, smother, befog, whisper, keep from, keep back, keep to oneself, keep snug, keep close, keep secret, keep dark, bury, sink, suppress, keep from, keep from out of view, keep from out of sight, keep in the shade, throw into the shade, throw into background, stifle, hush up, smother, withhold, reserve, fence with a question, ignore, keep a secret, keep one's own counsel, hold one's tongue, make no sign, not let it go further, not breathe a word, not breathe a syllable about, not let the right hand know what the left is doing, hide one's light under a bushel, bury one's talent in a napkin, keep in the dark, leave in the dark, keep in the ignorance, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, hoodwink, mystify, puzzle, bamboozle, be concealed, suffer an eclipse, retire from sight, couch, hide oneself, lie hid, lie in perdu, lie in close, lie in ambush (ambush), seclude oneself, lurk, sneak, skulk, slink, prowl, steal into, steal out of, steal by, steal along, play at bopeep, play at hide and seek, hide in holes and corners, still hunt.

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