1. [syn: burying, burial]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bury \Bur"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buried; p. pr. & vb. n.
Burying.] [OE. burien, birien, berien, AS. byrgan; akin to
beorgan to protect, OHG. bergan, G. bergen, Icel. bjarga, Sw.
berga, Dan. bierge, Goth. ba['i]rgan. [root]95. Cf.
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.
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 larv[ae] 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;
[1913 Webster] Burying ground
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: concealing something under the ground [syn: burying,