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Bur·y

 (bĕr′ē)
A borough of northwest England north-northwest of Manchester.

bur·y

 (bĕr′ē)
tr.v. bur·ied, bur·y·ing, bur·ies
1.
a. To place (a corpse) in a grave, a tomb, or the sea; inter.
b. To dispose of (a corpse) ritualistically by means other than interment or cremation.
2.
a. To place in the ground; cover with earth: The dog buried the bone. The oil was buried deep under the tundra.
b. To place so as to conceal; hide or obscure: buried her face in the pillow; buried the secret deep within himself.
3. To occupy (oneself) with deep concentration; absorb: buried myself in my studies.
4. To put an end to; abandon: buried their quarrel and shook hands.
5. Slang To outdo or defeat by a large margin: The team was buried in the first half by its crosstown rivals.
Idiom:
bury the hatchet
To stop fighting; resolve a quarrel.

[Middle English burien, from Old English byrgan; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

bur′i·er n.
Word History: Why does bury rhyme with berry and not with jury? The answer goes back to early English times. The late Old English form of the verb bury was byrgan, pronounced approximately (bür′yən). During Middle English times this (ü) sound changed, but with different results in different regions of England: to (o͝o) as in put in the Midlands, to (ĭ) as in pit in southern England, or to (ĕ) as in pet in southeast England. London is located in the East Midlands, but because of its central location and its status as the capital, its East Midlands dialect was influenced by southern (Saxon) and southeastern (Kentish) dialects. The normal East Midlands development of (ü) was (o͝o), spelled u. Because scribes from the East Midlands pronounced the word with this vowel they tended to spell the word with a u, and this spelling became standard when spellings were fixed after the introduction of printing. The word's pronunciation, however, is southeastern. Bury is the only word in Modern English with a Midlands spelling and a southeastern pronunciation. Similarly, the word busy, from Old English bysig, bisig, and its verb bysgian, bisgian, "to employ," is spelled with the East Midlands dialect u, but pronounced with the southern (Saxon) development of (ü), (ĭ).

bury

(ˈbɛrɪ)
vb (tr) , buries, burying or buried
1. to place (a corpse) in a grave, usually with funeral rites; inter
2. to place in the earth and cover with soil
3. to lose through death
4. to cover from sight; hide
5. to embed; sink: to bury a nail in plaster.
6. to occupy (oneself) with deep concentration; engross: to be buried in a book.
7. to dismiss from the mind; abandon: to bury old hatreds.
8. bury the hatchet to cease hostilities and become reconciled
9. bury one's head in the sand to refuse to face a problem
[Old English byrgan to bury, hide; related to Old Norse bjarga to save, preserve, Old English beorgan to defend]

Bury

(ˈbɛrɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a town in NW England, in Bury unitary authority, Greater Manchester: an early textile centre. Pop: 60 178 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop: 181 900 (2003 est). Area: 99 sq km (38 sq miles)

bur•y

(ˈbɛr i)

v.t. bur•ied, bur•y•ing.
1. to put in the ground and cover with earth.
2. to put (a corpse) in the ground or a vault, or into the sea, often with ceremony.
3. to plunge in deeply; cause to sink in.
4. to conceal from sight: to bury a card in the deck.
5. to immerse (oneself): He buried himself in his work.
6. to cause to appear insignificant: buried in small print.
Idioms:
1. bury one's head in the sand, to avoid reality; ignore the facts of a situation.
2. bury the hatchet, to become reconciled.
[before 1000; Middle English berien, buryen, Old English byrgan to bury, conceal]

Bury

 a burrow of conies; rabbits collectively.

bury


Past participle: buried
Gerund: burying

Imperative
bury
bury
Present
I bury
you bury
he/she/it buries
we bury
you bury
they bury
Preterite
I buried
you buried
he/she/it buried
we buried
you buried
they buried
Present Continuous
I am burying
you are burying
he/she/it is burying
we are burying
you are burying
they are burying
Present Perfect
I have buried
you have buried
he/she/it has buried
we have buried
you have buried
they have buried
Past Continuous
I was burying
you were burying
he/she/it was burying
we were burying
you were burying
they were burying
Past Perfect
I had buried
you had buried
he/she/it had buried
we had buried
you had buried
they had buried
Future
I will bury
you will bury
he/she/it will bury
we will bury
you will bury
they will bury
Future Perfect
I will have buried
you will have buried
he/she/it will have buried
we will have buried
you will have buried
they will have buried
Future Continuous
I will be burying
you will be burying
he/she/it will be burying
we will be burying
you will be burying
they will be burying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been burying
you have been burying
he/she/it has been burying
we have been burying
you have been burying
they have been burying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been burying
you will have been burying
he/she/it will have been burying
we will have been burying
you will have been burying
they will have been burying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been burying
you had been burying
he/she/it had been burying
we had been burying
you had been burying
they had been burying
Conditional
I would bury
you would bury
he/she/it would bury
we would bury
you would bury
they would bury
Past Conditional
I would have buried
you would have buried
he/she/it would have buried
we would have buried
you would have buried
they would have buried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bury - cover from sight; "Afghani women buried under their burkas"
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
2.bury - 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"
lay, put down, repose - put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
3.bury - place in the earth and cover with soil; "They buried the stolen goods"
posit, situate, deposit, fix - put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"
4.bury - enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
5.bury - embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
embed, imbed, implant, plant, engraft - fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
countersink, set - insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)
6.bury - dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
unlearn - try to forget; put out of one's memory or knowledge
repress, suppress - put out of one's consciousness

bury

verb
1. inter, lay to rest, entomb, sepulchre, consign to the grave, inearth, inhume, inurn soldiers who helped to bury the dead
inter unearth, dig up, exhume, disinter, turn up, dredge up
2. hide, cover, conceal, stash (informal), secrete, cache, stow away She buried it under some leaves.
hide find, reveal, discover, expose, turn up, uncover, dredge up, bring to light
3. sink, embed, immerse, enfold She buried her face in the pillows.
4. embed, sink, implant, drive in, submerge The missile buried itself deep in the grassy hillside.
5. forget, break with, draw a veil over, think no more of, consign to oblivion, put in the past, not give another thought to It is time to bury our past misunderstandings.
6. engross, involve, occupy, interest, busy, engage, absorb, preoccupy, immerse His reaction was to withdraw, to bury himself in work.

bury

verb
1. To place (a corpse) in or as if in a grave:
Idiom: lay to rest.
2. To put or keep out of sight:
Slang: plant, stash.
Translations
دفنيُخفي، يخبّئ، يَطْمُرُيَدْفِنيَدْفِنُ
pohřbítzahrabat
begravegemme sig under
haudatakätkeäpiilottaa
pokopati
elástemet
grafagrafa, fela
埋葬する
파묻다
laidotilaidotuvėspalaidotipaslėptislėpti
apbedītapglabātapraktpaslēpt
zahrabať
pokopatizakopati
begrava
ฝัง
chôn

bury

[ˈberɪ] VT
1. [+ body, treasure] → enterrar (fig) [+ memory, matter] → echar tierra sobre
buried by an avalanchesepultado por una avalancha
he wanted to be buried at seaquería que su cadáver fuera arrojado al mar
to be buried aliveser enterrado vivo
to bury the hatchet; bury the tomahawk (US) → enterrar el hacha de guerra
2. (= conceal) he buried his face in his handsescondió la cara entre las manos
it's buried away in the libraryestá en algún rincón de la biblioteca
to bury o.s. in the countryperderse en la campiña
the bullet buried itself in a treela bala se empotró en un árbol
3. (= engross) buried in thoughtensimismado, absorto en sus pensamientos
she buried herself in her bookse ensimismó en la lectura, se enfrascó en el libro
4. (= plunge) [+ claws, knife] → clavar (in en) to bury a dagger in sb's heartclavar un puñal en el corazón de algn
5. (Sport) (= defeat) → aplastar

bury

[ˈbɛri] vt
(= inter) [+ dead person, animal] → enterrer
to bury o.s. in one's work (= absorb) → se plonger dans le travail
(= put under ground) [+ treasure, bone] → enterrer
to bury the hatchet (= make peace) → enterrer la hache de guerre
(= cover over) [avalanche] → ensevelir
(= hide) to bury one's face in one's hands → se couvrir le visage de ses mains
to bury one's head in the sand → pratiquer la politique de l'autruche
(in journalism) to bury a story → enterrer une histoire

bury

vt
person, animal, possessions, differencesbegraben; (with ceremony also) → beerdigen, bestatten (geh); (= hide in earth) treasure, bonesvergraben; (= put in earth) end of post, rootseingraben; where is he buried?wo liegt or ist er begraben?; (in cemetery also) → wo liegt er?; to bury somebody at seajdn auf See bestatten (geh), → jdm ein Seemannsgrab geben; he is dead and burieder ist schon lange tot; that’s all dead and buried (fig)das ist schon lange passé (inf); she has buried three husbands (fig)sie hat schon drei Männer begraben (inf); buried by an avalanchevon einer Lawine verschüttet or begraben; to be buried in work (fig)bis zum Hals in Arbeit stecken; to bury one’s head in the sand (fig)den Kopf in den Sand stecken
(= conceal) one’s faceverbergen; to bury one’s face in one’s handsdas Gesicht in den Händen vergraben; to bury oneself under the blankets/(away) in the countrysich unter den Decken/auf dem Land vergraben; a village buried in the heart of the countryein im Landesinnern versteckt gelegenes Dorf
(= put, plunge) hands, fingersvergraben (→ in in +dat); claws, teethschlagen (→ in in +acc); daggerstoßen (→ in in +acc)
(= engross) to bury oneself in one’s bookssich in seinen Büchern vergraben

bury

[berɪ] vt (body, treasure) → seppellire; (plunge, claws, knife) to bury (in)affondare (in)
he buried his face in his hands → si coprì il volto con le mani
buried by an avalanche → travolto/a da una valanga
to bury the hatchet (fig) → seppellire l'ascia di guerra
to bury one's head in the sand (fig) → fare (la politica del)lo struzzo

bury

(ˈberi) verb
1. to place (a dead body) in a grave, the sea etc.
2. to hide (under the ground etc). My socks are buried somewhere in this drawer.
ˈburial noun
(an instance of) burying (a dead body) in a grave etc. my grandfather's burial: (also adjective) a burial service.
bury the hatchet
to stop quarrelling. Let's bury the hatchet and be friends.

bury

يَدْفِن pohřbít begrave begraben θάβω enterrar haudata enterrer pokopati sotterrare 埋葬する 파묻다 begraven begrave zakopać enterrar хоронить begrava ฝัง gömmek chôn 掩埋
References in classic literature ?
They talked excitedly about where they should bury Mr.
The swift breeze seemed to Edna to bury the sting of it into the pores of her face and hands.
While the husbandman shrank back from the dangerous passes, within the safer boundaries of the more ancient settlements, armies larger than those that had often disposed of the scepters of the mother countries, were seen to bury themselves in these forests, whence they rarely returned but in skeleton bands, that were haggard with care or dejected by defeat.
Being reinforced, we returned to bury the dead, and found their bodies strewed every where, cut and mangled in a dreadful manner.
Yet some men bury their secrets thus," observed the calm physician.
With one foot on each prow of the yoked war-canoes, the Lakeman laughed him to scorn; assuring him that if the pistol so much as clicked in the lock, he would bury him in bubbles and foam.
It may well be conceived, what an unsavory odor such a mass must exhale; worse than an Assyrian city in the plague, when the living are incompetent to bury the departed.
They were carrying young Gordon to the churchyard to bury him.
She had to bury one of her children--but then she had done it three times before, and each time risen up and gone back to take up the battle for the rest.
You are welcome to bury him where and when you like.
The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow--one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund to the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short, ventures to live only by the aid of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.
As a favor, she might consent to warm a flock of sparrows for you, but then she might take that very opportunity to turn herself loose and bury a city.