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. bargan. 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 confidenceMilton.
Under the weight of mountains buried deep.
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
Give me a bowl of wineShak.
In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius.
(Zol.), 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 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.
Bur"y*ing place}. The ground or place for burying the dead; burial place.
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