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
But buried in the exhibits that came with the University of Louisville Foundation audit released a few weeks ago was an interesting back-and-forth about ownership of the statue.
The F.B.I. buried the scandal until after Clinton left the White House in 2001.
The scientists believe the trees were buried under layers of mud in an age when sea levels were suddenly on the rise.
Mao County, China (AP) -- Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 100 more people remained missing.
The migrants say foreign coins are sometimes found buried in the dirt.
The conditions that created the bonebed, and what led to Allosaurus being buried in unprecedented numbers, are still unknown, not to mention all the other paleobiological and ecological details still embedded in bone and rock.
A dangerous secret is buried deep inside the Earth.
A trailing Luke Maye buried an 18-foot jumper off a kickback pass from Theo Pinson with 0.3 seconds left in the game to give the No.
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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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