Bury Definition

bĕrē
buried, buries, burying
verb
buried, buries, burying
To put (a dead body) into the earth, a tomb, or the sea, usually in a ceremonial manner; inter.
Webster's New World
To dispose of (a corpse) ritualistically by means other than interment or cremation.
American Heritage
To hide (something) in the ground.
Webster's New World
To cover up so as to conceal.
She buried her face in the pillow.
Webster's New World
To put away, as from one's life, mind, etc.
To bury a feud.
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proper name
City in Greater Manchester, NW England.
Webster's New World
pronoun

A metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England.

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noun
A borough of northwest England north-northwest of Manchester.
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anagram
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suffix

A placename suffix indicating a fortified place.

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idiom
bury the hatchet
  • To stop fighting; resolve a quarrel.
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Origin of Bury

  • Middle English burien, berien, from Old English byrġan, from Proto-Germanic *burgijaną (cf. Old Norse byrgja ‘to close’), from *berganą (“to protect, shelter”) (cf. Old English beorgan, West Frisian bergje ‘to keep’, German bergen ‘to save/rescue something’), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerĝʰ, *bʰr̥ĝʰ (cf. Albanian mburojë (“shield”), Lithuanian (Eastern) bir̃ginti ‘to save, spare’, Russian беречь (bereč') ‘to spare’, Ossetian æмбæрзын (æmbærzyn, “to cover”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English burien from Old English byrgan bhergh-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old English burh (“fortified place”)

    From Wiktionary

  • See borough.

    From Wiktionary

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