verb (used with object), bur·ied, bur·y·ing.
noun, plural bur·ies.
- bury one's head in the sand,
- bury st edmunds,
- bury st. edmunds,
- bury the hatchet,
Origin of bury
Examples from the Web for buried
Their bodies were later found incinerated and buried in mass graves outside of town.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The procession continued on to the Cypress Hill Cemetery, where Ramos was buried the week before.
In it, Kraven the Hunter tracks down Spider-Man, shoots him repeatedly, and leaves him for dead, buried underground.Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Studio's Detailed Plans For Another ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot|William Boot|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were rumors that Schmidt was motivated by buried treasure or another secret of the mountain, but they were never proven.
She will lie in state in Seville and will be buried in a private ceremony attended by her husband and children.
He dismissed the Master of the Taoists and ordered the five victims to be buried.Myths and Legends of China|E. T. C. Werner
He sank down on the ground, and buried his face in his hands.The Scarlet Letter|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Mrs. Chattaway buried her elbow on the sofa-cushion, and pressed her hand to her face, half covering it, before she spoke.Trevlyn Hold|Mrs. Henry Wood
She caught both his hands, kissed them again and again, and then buried her face against them as she sobbed.Riders of the Silences|John Frederick
Yet, on the voyage of seven weeks we buried forty-seven, or nearly one every day.The Orange Girl|Walter Besant
verb buries, burying or buried (tr)
Word Origin for bury
Old English byrgan "to raise a mound, hide, bury, inter," akin to beorgan "to shelter," from Proto-Germanic *burzjan- "protection, shelter" (cf. Old Saxon bergan, Dutch bergen, Old Norse bjarga, Swedish berga, Old High German bergan "protect, shelter, conceal," German bergen, Gothic bairgan "to save, preserve"), from PIE root *bhergh- "protect, preserve" (cf. Old Church Slavonic brego "I preserve, guard"). Related: Buried; burying. Burying-ground "cemetery" attested from 1711.
The Old English -y- was a short "oo" sound, like modern French -u-. Under normal circumstances it transformed into Modern English -i- (e.g. bridge, kiss, listen, sister), but in bury and a few other words (e.g. merry, knell) it retained a Kentish change to "e" that took place in the late Old English period. In the West Midlands, meanwhile, the Old English -y- sound persisted, slightly modified over time, giving the standard modern pronunciation of blush, much, church.