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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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; 
  overwhelm;  repress. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bury 
  v  1:  cover  from  sight 
  2:  place  in  a  grave  or  tomb  [syn:  {entomb},  {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},  {engross},  {swallow},  {swallow 
  up},  {eat  up}] 
  5:  embed  deeply;  "She  sank  her  fingers  into  the  soft  sand" 
  [syn:  {sink}] 
  6:  dismiss  from  the  mind;  stop  remembering  [syn:  {forget}] 
  [ant:  {remember}] 




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