Definition of Bury

1. Verb. Cover from sight. "Afghani women buried under their burkas"

Generic synonyms: Conceal, Hide

2. Verb. Place in a grave or tomb. "Sam cannot bury Sue "; "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday"
Exact synonyms: Entomb, Inhume, Inter, Lay To Rest
Generic synonyms: Lay, Put Down, Repose
Derivative terms: Burial, Entombment, Inhumation, Interment

3. Verb. Place in the earth and cover with soil. "They buried the stolen goods"
Entails: Cover
Generic synonyms: Deposit, Fix, Posit, Situate
Derivative terms: Burial

4. Verb. Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing. "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
Exact synonyms: Eat Up, Immerse, Swallow, Swallow Up
Generic synonyms: Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In

5. Verb. Embed deeply. "He buried his head in her lap"
Exact synonyms: Sink
Generic synonyms: Embed, Engraft, Imbed, Implant, Plant
Specialized synonyms: Countersink, Set

6. Verb. Dismiss from the mind; stop remembering. "They won't bury the story "; "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
Exact synonyms: Forget
Specialized synonyms: Unlearn, Repress, Suppress
Antonyms: Remember

Definition of Bury

1. n. A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Bury

1. Proper noun. A metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England ¹

2. Verb. To ritualistically inter a corpse in a grave or tomb. (see burial) ¹

3. Verb. To place in the ground. "''bury a bone''" ¹

4. Verb. To hide or conceal as if by covering with earth - "''she buried her face in the pillow''", "''buried the secret deep inside''" ¹

5. Verb. (figuratively) To put an end to; to abandon. "''They buried their argument and shook hands''" ¹

6. Verb. (figuratively) ¹

7. Noun. A borough; a manor ¹

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Definition of Bury

1. to put in the ground and cover with earth [v BURIED, BURYING, BURIES]

Medical Definition of Bury

1. 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, 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 larvae 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. Synonym: To intomb, inter, inhume, inurn, hide, cover, conceal, overwhelm, repress. Origin: OE. Burien, birien, berien, AS. Byrgan; akin to beorgan to protect, OHG. Bergan, G. Bergen, Icel. Bjarga, Sw. Berga, Dan. Bierge, Goth. Bairgan. Cf. Burrow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bury

burweed marsh elder
bury one's head in the sand
bury the hatchet
bury the lead
bury the lede
burying ground
burying the hatchet
burying the lede

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