placed in the ground and covered with earth: There are countless opportunities for leaks in the miles of buried, hard-to-inspect pipes under the nuclear plant site.
(of a corpse) placed in the ground or a vault or tomb, or into the sea, often with ceremony: Here, in the largest of these cemeteries, lie 12,000 buried soldiers from many countries.
plunged deeply into something: She looked in shock at the mayor, who was calmly taking the buried knife out of his chest without spilling a drop of blood.
covered or concealed; made hard to find: One of the best reasons for the poem’s effectiveness as propaganda is its barely buried exposé of the true engine of war: fear.
put out of one’s mind: These pages of fiction woke me up to the buried emotions left from a relationship that nearly cost me my life as a teen.
the simple past tense and past participle of bury.
- half-bur·ied, adjective
- un·bur·ied, adjective
- well-bur·ied, adjective
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How to use buried in a sentence
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 DAILY BEAST
The procession continued on to the Cypress Hill Cemetery, where Ramos was buried the week before.
And there are a few nice things buried beneath the rubble that I could use in my apartment.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Before preservationists could put a stop to it, he and other looters had raided and destroyed precious relics buried at the site.
If they are Ancients and dead then let them be buried and left to the archæological excavator.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
They carried the two bodies together on some litters, and buried them both in the same grave.
Then the two bodies of the men were buried, carrying them together from the street to the grave.
They buried her body in the Recollect convent, with the greatest pomp possible.
Their bodies are buried in peace, and their name liveth unto generation and generation.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various