- to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.
- Obsolete. to put into the earth.
Origin of inter
1275–1325; Middle English enteren < Middle French enterrer, probably < Vulgar Latin *interrāre, derivative of terra earth; see in-2
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Examples from the Web for reinterred
Richard, who died in battle 1485, will be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral.Those Car Park Bones? Richard III's!
February 4, 2013
His body was taken to Paris for burial, but in 1908 was reinterred at Algiers.
When the Indians had gone a second time, the grief-stricken Mr. Wood returned and reinterred the remains of his wife and child.Crossing the Plains, Days of '57
William Audley Maxwell
In 1893 his remains were carried to Richmond, the dead capital of the dead Confederate States, and there reinterred.The Brothers' War
John Calvin Reed
On the 18th of October, in the same year, the relics were reinterred in the same spot with great solemnities.Six Centuries of Painting
As soon as the French could land, they again set up the cross, and reinterred the dead.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast
Samuel Adams Drake
- (tr) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites
C14: from Old French enterrer, from Latin in- ² + terra earth
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Word Origin and History for reinterred
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