burial

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

Definition of burial

  1. 1 :  grave, tomb

  2. 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.

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


First Known Use: 13th century



BURIAL Defined for English Language Learners

burial

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

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

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



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