Burial definition

bĕrē-əl
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The act or process of burying.
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A grave or tomb.
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The contents of a grave or tomb.
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The act of burying; interment.
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Of or connected with burial.
adjective
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The act of burying; esp., the burying of a dead body; interment.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
burial
Plural:
burials

Origin of burial

  • Middle English buriel back-formation from buriels (taken as pl.) from Old English byrgels bhergh-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English byrgels, from byrgan "to bury" + -els

    From Wiktionary