Simple Definition of bury
: to put (a dead person or animal) in a grave
: to have someone that you love or are related to die
: to hide (something) in the ground
Full Definition of bury
1 : to dispose of by depositing in or as if in the earth; especially : to inter with funeral ceremonies
2 a : to conceal by or as if by covering with earth b : to cover from view <buried her face in her hands>
3 a : to have done with <burying their differences> b : to conceal in obscurity <buried the retraction among the classified ads> c : submerge, engross —usually used with in <buried himself in his books>
4 : to put (a playing card) out of play by placing it in or under the dealer's pack
5 : to succeed emphatically or impressively in making (a shot) <bury a jumper> <bury a putt>
6 : to defeat overwhelmingly
bury the hatchet
: to settle a disagreement : become reconciled
Examples of bury in a sentence
He was buried with full military honors.
Their ancestors are buried in the local cemetery.
cultures that bury their dead
The dog buried her bone.
He buried the money in the backyard.
the search for buried treasure
He has learned to bury his feelings.
She buried her face in her hands.
The disclaimer was buried in the fine print.
The newspaper covered the story, but it was buried in the back of section C.
Origin and Etymology of bury
Middle English burien, from Old English byrgan; akin to Old High German bergan to shelter, Russian berech' to spare
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of bury
Rhymes with bury
aerie, airy, berry, Carey, cherry, chary, dairy, Derry, faerie, fairy, ferry, Gerry, glairy, glary, hairy, Jerry, kerry, Mary, marry, merry, nary, perry, prairie, query, scary, serry, Shari, sherry, skerry, terry, Terry, vary, very, wary, wherry
Definition of Bury
town NW England in Greater Manchester pop 172,200
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Definition of bury for Students
1 : to place in the ground and cover over for concealment <The pirates buried their treasure.>
2 : to put (a dead body) in a grave or tomb
3 : to cover with something <The snowstorm buried my car.>
4 : to cover up : hide <I was so ashamed that I buried my face in my hands.>
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