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 treasureb : 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.
Recent Examples of bury from the Web
The Wind Sand Chicken is a whole roast bird suffused all the way down with five-spice seasoning, then buried under a golden drift of fried garlic.
Wilkins had been convicted in December 2016 for burying her baby's corpse in the backyard of her home in 2014.
The best reports show at least 110 died of disease, 24 were killed in action, 13 died of wounds, one drowned in the Mississippi and one was accidentally shot, and more than 500 Civil War veterans are buried in Porter County, Pazour said.
No, his brain was removed during his autopsy and his body was buried without it.
Crosby and her grandmother made a pact to someday bring home her father’s remains and bury him in his hometown of San Diego.
Five members of the same family who were buried in a mudslide — a husband and wife and their three teenage daughters — were laid to rest in a common grave Saturday afternoon.
In fact, Cacheris declined to provide a photograph for this article and expressed hope that the news of his retirement would be buried on a busy day.
Linda Ramone opened the service with word that Cornell was buried next to her late husband, punk rocker Johnny Ramone, whose headstone features a statue of him playing guitar.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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