bury

verb
\ ˈber-ē How to pronounce bury (audio) , ˈbe-rē also ˈbər- \
buried; burying

Definition of bury

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

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.
3a : 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 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

Bury

geographical name
\ ˈber-ē How to pronounce Bury (audio) \

Definition of Bury (Entry 2 of 2)

town in Greater Manchester, northwestern England population 172,200

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Synonyms & Antonyms for bury

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Verb

hide, conceal, screen, secrete, bury mean to withhold or withdraw from sight. hide may or may not suggest intent. hide in the closet a house hidden in the woods conceal usually does imply intent and often specifically implies a refusal to divulge. concealed the weapon screen implies an interposing of something that prevents discovery. a house screened by trees secrete suggests a depositing in a place unknown to others. secreted the amulet inside his shirt bury implies covering up so as to hide completely. buried the treasure

Examples of bury in a Sentence

Verb 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Brusca ordered the boy to be kidnapped, tortured and strangled – then have the remains dissolved so his family couldn’t bury him, according to the BBC. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, 2 June 2021 Robbins' foul trouble helped the Illini bury the Gophers in the paint. Marcus Fuller, Star Tribune, 20 Dec. 2020 And In 2015, John Ray helped the Gilbert family bury Shannan in a Long Island cemetery not far from Oak Beach. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 12 Dec. 2020 Because white supremacy never died and slavery, colonization, and its lasting effects are truths America would rather bury. BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2021 The letter stated that conversations with community members shed light on the need for buildable freeway caps that essentially bury segments of the roadway, accommodating parks, green space and, crucially, new buildings. oregonlive, 19 June 2021 Today, farmers don’t really need the kind of help with weeds that motivated Beal to bury his bottles. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2021 Another hurdle is where to bury the waste produced by nuclear plants, which can remain radioactive for tens of thousands of years. Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2021 Adobe Flash finally died in 2020, and now Microsoft is helping to bury it. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of bury

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bury

Verb

Middle English burien, birien, beryen, going back to Old English byrgan, byrian, going back to Germanic *burgjan-, probably meaning "to conceal" (whence also Old Norse byrgja "to close, shut, hide"), zero-grade derivative from the base of *bergan- "to keep safe" — more at harbor entry 1

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The first known use of bury was before the 12th century

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19 Jul 2021

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“Bury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bury. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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bury

verb

English Language Learners 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

bury

verb
\ ˈber-ē How to pronounce bury (audio) \
buried; burying

Kids Definition of bury

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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