Definitions of bury

  1. dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; " i tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
  2. place in the earth and cover with soil; " They buried the stolen goods"
  3. embed deeply; " She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; " He buried his head in her lap"
  4. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; " The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
  5. cover from sight; " Afghani women buried under their burkas"
  6. A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's
  7. A manor house; a castle.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon; as, to bury strife.
  11. A borough; a manor; as, the of St. Edmond's
  12. 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.
  13. Buried.
  14. Burying.
  15. 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.
  16. To hide in the ground; inter in a grave.
  17. To put in or under the ground; inter; hide; cover up; engross deeply; absorb.
  18. A burgh, as in Shrewsbury, & c.
  19. 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.
  20. To put or place anything in the earth; to lay a dead body in the grave; to inter; to hide or conceal; to overwhelm.

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
  3. At other times he preferred to be left alone to bury himself and his wrath in his books. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  4. " I'll bury it," he said. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  5. 1599. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  6. Bury me beside Betsy. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  7. We won't be able to bury that, but we want it close by." – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  8. The next morning, when the guerrillas came creeping back to bury their dead and care for the wounded, a feeling of superstitious awe crept over them when they saw the body of Josh Hicks. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  9. " Tell me," he said, " where did you bury Tembeli, the son of Sekambano?" – Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace
  10. So she took a knife and cut the body into pieces so that she could take them out and bury them under the house. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  11. " You are Norton Bury folk, I know you. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  12. But bury me alive, if you prefer. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  13. He said to another, " Follow me"; but the man said, " Let me first go and bury my father." – The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent
  14. You will bury me in my boy's grave- my boy and me together. – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  15. 1198 St Edmund's, Bury. – Early English Meals and Manners by Various
  16. It would be a great loss to one man if thou shouldst bury all these charms in a convent. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  17. Hean Stige Byrig is early English for the Bury of the High- way. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker