verb (used with object), bur·ied, bur·y·ing.
noun, plural bur·ies.
Origin of bury
Synonyms for bury
Antonyms for bury
Related Words for buriedhidden, wrapped, submerged, obscured, entombed, interred, stuck, absorbed, captive
Examples from the Web for buried
Contemporary Examples of 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
The procession continued on to the Cypress Hill Cemetery, where Ramos was buried the week before.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
January 5, 2015
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
December 13, 2014
There were rumors that Schmidt was motivated by buried treasure or another secret of the mountain, but they were never proven.The Mole Man’s Tunnel to Nowhere
November 28, 2014
She will lie in state in Seville and will be buried in a private ceremony attended by her husband and children.Adiós to the Diva Duchess
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 20, 2014
Historical Examples of buried
Would you not like to be buried with regal honour, in your native Clazomenæ?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
To avoid that, if there were no other way, I would most willingly be buried alive.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
As he spoke, George fell into a chair, and buried his face in his hands.Life in London
Hester threw herself on her knees, and buried her face in her mother's lap.Weighed and Wanting
In the fifth act King Henry takes on the voice and nature of buried Hotspur.The Man Shakespeare
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.