• A St. Bernard digs out a man buried in snow
    A St. Bernard digs out a man buried in snow
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bury dismiss from the mind; stop remembering "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
    • v bury place in the earth and cover with soil "They buried the stolen goods"
    • v bury embed deeply "She sank her fingers into the soft sand","He buried his head in her lap"
    • v bury enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
    • v bury cover from sight "Afghani women buried under their burkas"
    • v 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

St. Nicholas' Burying Ground St. Nicholas' Burying Ground
Oscar's master finds the buried pigeons Oscar's master finds the buried pigeons

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Atari had to bury millions of unsold "E.T." game cartridges in a New Mexico desert landfill in 1982
    • Bury A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's
    • Bury A manor house; a castle. "To this very day, the chief house of a manor, or the lord's seat, is called bury , in some parts of England."
    • Bury 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."
    • Bury 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."
    • Bury 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cimeti?re du P?re Lachaise located in Paris is the most visited cemetery in the world. The cemetery opened in 1805 and has over one million people buried there, including rock star Jim Morrison
    • n bury A castle, manor-house, or habitation; a borough. The word appears in many names of places, as in Canterbury (AS. gen. and dat. Cantwara-byrig, nom. -burh), Shrewsbury, Aldermanbury, Bury St. Edmunds, etc.
    • n bury A burrow.
    • n bury A camp or heap of turnips or the like, stored up.
    • bury To deposit and inclose in a grave or tomb, as a dead body; consign to any final resting-place after or as after death; entomb.
    • bury To cover or conceal from sight; sink or lodge in or under anything: as, to bury treasures in the earth or under rubbish; he buried the dagger in his enemy's heart.
    • bury Hence To cover up; keep secret; hide; conceal.
    • bury To withdraw or conceal in retirement: as, lo bury one's self in a monastery or in solitude.
    • bury To hide in oblivion; put away finally from one's thoughts: as, to bury an injury.
    • n bury A delicate pear of several varieties.
    • n bury Soft shale or clay; flucan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only president buried in Washington, D.C. proper: Woodrow Wilson, who was laid to rest in the National Cathedral.
    • v.t Bury ber′i to hide in the ground: to cover: to place in the grave, as a dead body: to hide or blot out of remembrance
    • pr.p Bury bur′ying; pa.p. bur′ied
    • n Bury ber′i a delicate pear of several varieties
    • Bury Also Burr′el, Burr′el-pear
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When I dig another out of trouble, the hole from which I lift him is the place where I bury my own.”
  • Coolio
    “I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.”
  • Salman Rushdie
    “Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Trust no future, however pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act -- act in the living Present! Heart within and God overhead.”
  • Seneca
    “To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.”


Bury the hatchet - If you bury the hatchet, you make peace with someone and stop arguing or fighting.
Bury your head in the sand - If someone buries their head in the sand, they ignore something that is obviously wrong.
Dead and buried - If something is dead and buried, it has all long been settled and is not going to be reconsidered.
Know where all the bodies are buried - Someone who by virtue of holding a position of trust with an organization for a long period of time has come to know many of the secrets that others in more powerful positions would rather be kept secret knows where the bodies are buried. An implication is that the person knowing these secrets will use that knowledge to secure something of value for him- or herself.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. burien, birien, berien, AS. byrgan,; akin to beorgan, to protect, OHG. bergan, G. bergen, Icel. bjarga, Sw. berga, Dan. bierge, Goth,. baírgan,. √95. Cf. Burrow


In literature:

One fate had both, both equal grace; The buried, and the burying-place.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
A knife hurtling through the dark was buried to the hilt in his throat.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
He lies buried in the nave of his cathedral, but the exact spot is not known.
"The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]." by Hartley Withers
My mother died there and the white folks buried her.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Half buried in the whelming tide, the whale-boat dashed through the waves towards the high cliffs of the rocky island.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
I opened my eyes, but could see nothing but the stalks of yellow grass in which my face was buried.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Even if it were buried in the earth, or thrown into the sea, the dawn of the next morning would behold it in the pockets of Pietro.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Cimabue died about 1302, and was buried in the Church of Santa Maria del Fiore, or the Cathedral of Florence.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
The tutor smiled sadly, and, sitting down, buried his head in his hands and said nothing for a while.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He died on the 17th of May 1575, and was buried in his private chapel at Lambeth, in a tomb which he had himself prepared.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher

In poetry:

In Ocean's wide domains,
Half buried in the sands,
Lie skeletons in chains,
With shackled feet and hands.
"The Witnesses" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"They buried me in Flanders
Upon the field of blood,
And long I've lain forgotten
Deep in the Flemmish mud.
"Comrades" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
A guiding God, a Friend,
A Father's gracious cheer,
Once seemed my own; but now even faith
Lies buried here.
"Midnight" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Buried in sorrow and in sin,
At hell's dark door we lay;
But we arise by grace Divine
To see a heav'nly day.
"Hymn 88" by Isaac Watts
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Buried all of his libretti,
Thought the matter over - then
Went and dug them up again.
"D.G.Rossetti" by Dorothy Parker
And others they would bury
In that unhallowed spot,
But honest earth would none of them,
Because of Iscariot.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham

In news:

Gomez Buries Game-Winner In Return To Aces.
The deer trails and human footprints and fallen apples and acorns lie erased or buried under banks of new snow.
Daniel Byerly finds his car buried under build­ing debris after a sus­pected tor­nado lev­eled a game room build­ing in the Sil­ver Val­ley com­mu­nity of east-central David­son County, N.C. (For the Asso­ci­ated Press H.
Next, you'll be hurried into burying caladium tubers.
And just as "wit" is buried deep within "Twitter," wit is often the hardest thing to find on Twitter, even in tweets of ordinarily witty people.
A huge landslide buried more than 300m of Freeway No.
Piotr, buried in muddy snow.
Fortune hunter certain treasure buried near Gulf Coast.
Fortune hunter certain treasure buried near Gulf Coast.
GREEN BAY, Wis.--The Green Bay Police Department says it has enough information to solve the mystery surrounding a car discovered buried deep in the Fox River .
When I survey the situation, it is nearly all clutter — stuff that has been placed here and there, then buried under more stuff placed here and there.
Romney Funder 's Israeli Newspaper Buries Video Controversy.
But if that doesn't work, consider digging up the soil and burying an underground drainage system to permanently carry water away.
A motorist sits in a truck partially buried in slushy hail near Amarillo, Texas.
The funeral procession of the influential religious and political figure is to make its way south on Saturday to the holy city of Karbala, and then to Najaf, where Hakim will be buried.

In science:

We mention that the same approaches may be implemented in the setting of an image, where a geometric ob ject is buried in white Gaussian noise.
Networks of Polynomial Pieces with Application to the Analysis of Point Clouds and Images
In Section 3, we consider the detection of geometric ob jects buried in noise and develop methods based on these networks.
Networks of Polynomial Pieces with Application to the Analysis of Point Clouds and Images
We don’t know whether relativistic jets are buried inside these galaxies, but we have direct evidence from the X-rays that hard radiation is certainly at work.
Witnessing Galaxy-SMBH Co-Evolution at Redshift ~ 2
At high frequencies the spectra also exhibit the small peak caused by the beam excited Langmuir electron plasma waves, while the lower frequency foreshock waves are buried in the fat bump of the Doppler-shifted ion-acoustic waves.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Buried in these large variations on this highly time-compressed scale are many magnetic pulsations (SLAMS).
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks