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4 definitions found
 for Bury
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bury \Bur"y\ (b[e^]r"r[y^]), n. [See 1st Borough.]
     1. A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's;
  
     Note: used as a termination of names of places; as,
           Canterbury, Shrewsbury.
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     2. A manor house; a castle. [Prov. Eng.]
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              To this very day, the chief house of a manor, or the
              lord's seat, is called bury, in some parts of
              England.                              --Miege.
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From 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.
     Burrow.]
     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.
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              And all their confidence
              Under the weight of mountains buried deep. --Milton.
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     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.
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              Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
                                                    --Matt. viii.
                                                    21.
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              I'll bury thee in a triumphant grave. --Shak.
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     3. To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon; as,
        to bury strife.
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              Give me a bowl of wine
              In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius. --Shak.
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     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.
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     Syn: To intomb; inter; inhume; inurn; hide; cover; conceal;
          overwhelm; repress.
          [1913 Webster] Burying ground

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bury
      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 pharaohs were entombed in
         the pyramids"; "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday"
         [syn: bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest]
      3: place in the earth and cover with soil; "They buried the
         stolen goods"
      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, bury,
         eat up]
      5: embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He
         buried his head in her lap" [syn: bury, sink]
      6: dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "I tried to bury
         these unpleasant memories" [syn: forget, bury] [ant:
         remember, think of]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "bury":
     abandon, baptize, bosom, bottle up, cache, coffin, conceal,
     conduct a funeral, consign to oblivion, cover up, deluge, deposit,
     dip, douse, drown, duck, dunk, embosom, encoffin, engulf,
     ensepulcher, enshrine, entomb, eradicate, extirpate,
     file and forget, forget, hearse, hide, hide away, immerge, immerse,
     inearth, inhume, inter, inundate, inurn, keep hidden, keep secret,
     lay to rest, lock up, merge, obscure, overcome, overwhelm, plant,
     plunge, plunge in water, put away, seal up, secrete, sepulture,
     sink, souse, stash, store away, stow away, submerge, submerse,
     tomb, whelm
  
  

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