bury /ˈbɛri ||ˈbɚ/
1. A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's; --
Note: used as a termination of names of places; as, Canterbury, Shrewsbury.
2. A manor house; a castle. [Prov. Eng.]
To this very day, the chief house of a manor, or the lord's seat, is called bury, in some parts of England. --Miege.
Bur·y v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buried p. pr. & vb. n. Burying ]
1. To cover out of sight, either by heaping something over, or by placing within something, as earth, etc.; to conceal by covering; to hide; as, to bury coals in ashes; to bury the face in the hands.
And all their confidence
Under the weight of mountains buried deep. --Milton.
2. Specifically: To cover out of sight, as the body of a deceased person, in a grave, a tomb, or the ocean; to deposit (a corpse) in its resting place, with funeral ceremonies; to inter; to inhume.
Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. --Matt. viii. 21.
I'll bury thee in a triumphant grave. --Shak.
3. To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon; as, to bury strife.
Give me a bowl of wine
In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius. --Shak.
Burying beetle Zool., the general name of many species of beetles, of the tribe Necrophaga; the sexton beetle; -- so called from their habit of burying small dead animals by digging away the earth beneath them. The larvæ feed upon decaying flesh, and are useful scavengers.
To bury the hatchet, to lay aside the instruments of war, and make peace; -- a phrase used in allusion to the custom observed by the North American Indians, of burying a tomahawk when they conclude a peace.
Syn: -- To intomb; inter; inhume; inurn; hide; cover; conceal; overwhelm; repress.
v 1: cover from sight; "Afghani women buried under their burkas"
2: place in a grave or tomb; "Stalin was buried behind the
Kremlin wall on Red Square"; "The pharaos were entombed in
the pyramids"; "My grandfather was laid to rest last
Sunday" [syn: entomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest]
3: place in the earth and cover with soil; "They buried the
4: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The
huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly
thereafter" [syn: immerse, swallow, swallow up, eat
5: embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He
buried his head in her lap" [syn: sink]
6: dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "i tried to bury
these unpleasant memories" [syn: forget] [ant: remember]