verb (used with object), bur·ied, bur·y·ing.
noun, plural bur·ies.
Origin of bury
Examples from the Web for bury
Then they intended to bury her, but she looked more alive than dead, and she still had such pretty red cheeks.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Us is me and Gus, driving our bus across the land; when we die, just bury us together, hand in hand.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble|David Bukszpan|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The landscape looks something like the marsh behind the Toys ‘R’ Us where Tony Soprano might bury a body in Jersey.
Just days before, the officer told him, 19 bodies of Ebola victims were left lying outside with few men to bury them.
The scene of them taking that young kid to Najaf to bury him is still in my mind.
So I was forced to bury it under a stone, where it is doubtless alive, to this vary day.The Three Golden Apples|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The survivors may have one night to bury the dead; then they will be carried into captivity.The Forerunners|Romain Rolland
It's really wicked of you to go and bury a talent like that.The Swindler and Other Stories|Ethel M. Dell
When she found he was dead she ordered grave clothes to be brought and gave my mother time to bury him.The Story of Mattie J. Jackson|L. S. Thompson
Then she exacted a promise from him that he would bring her back and bury her by the side of her sister Jane.Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science|Hudson Tuttle
British Dictionary definitions for bury (1 of 2)
verb buries, burying or buried (tr)
Word Origin for bury
British Dictionary definitions for bury (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History 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.