burial

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noun, often attributive buri·al \ ˈber-ē-əl , ˈbe-rē- also ˈbər- \

Definition of burial

1 :grave, tomb
2 :the act or process of burying

Examples of burial in a Sentence

  1. They prepared the body for burial.

  2. She wanted to give him a proper burial.

  3. Did you attend the burial?

  4. The law prohibits the burial of toxic substances without special permits.

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Origin and Etymology of burial

Middle English beriel, berial, back-formation from beriels (taken as a plural), from Old English byrgels; akin to Old Saxon burgisli tomb, Old English byrgan to bury — more at bury



BURIAL Defined for English Language Learners

burial

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Definition of burial for English Language Learners

  • : the act or ceremony of burying a dead person in a grave

  • : the act of burying something in the ground


BURIAL Defined for Kids

burial

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noun buri·al \ ˈber-ē-əl \

Definition of burial for Students

:the act of placing a dead body in a grave or tomb


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