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Meaning & Definition of Bury in English

English

Bury

/bɛri/

verb

1. Cover from sight

  • "Afghani women buried under their burkas"
    synonym:
  • bury

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"
    synonym:
  • bury
  • ,
  • entomb
  • ,
  • inhume
  • ,
  • inter
  • ,
  • lay to rest

3. Place in the earth and cover with soil

  • "They buried the stolen goods"
    synonym:
  • bury

4. Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

  • "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • bury
  • ,
  • sink

6. Dismiss from the mind

  • Stop remembering
  • "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
    synonym:
  • forget
  • ,
  • bury

Examples of using

Where did you bury them?
Their job is to bury dead animals.
Muslims bury their dead in graves.