Definition of bury
1 : to dispose of by depositing in or as if in the earth <buried their pet rabbit in the backyard>; especially : to inter with funeral ceremonies <was buried with full military honors>
2a : to conceal by or as if by covering with earth <a dog burying a bone> <buried treasure>b : to cover from view <buried her face in her hands> <Their car was buried under the snow.>
4 : to put (a playing card) out of play by placing it in or under the dealer's pack
5 sports : to succeed emphatically or impressively in making (a shot) <bury a jumper> <bury a putt>
6 : to defeat overwhelmingly <They were buried by a score of 15-2.>
bury the hatchet
: to settle a disagreement : become reconciled <time for them to bury the hatchet and start working together again>
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
Definition of Bury
town in Greater Manchester, northwestern England population 172,200
BURY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bury for English Language Learners
: 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
BURY Defined for Kids
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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