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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  burying 
  n  :  concealing  something  under  the  ground  [syn:  {burial}] 




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