• (British, America) enPR: bĕ'-ri, IPA: /ˈbɛ.ɹi/, /ˈbɜ.ɹi/
  • (Scotland) IPA: /ˈbʌ.ɹi/ (also used by some outside Scotland)
  • (Middlesbrough) IPA: /ˈbʊ.ɹi/

bury (buries, present participle burying; past and past participle buried)

  1. (transitive) To ritualistically inter in a grave or tomb.
  2. (transitive) To place in the ground.
    bury a bone;  bury the embers
  3. (transitive, often, figurative) To hide or conceal as if by covering with earth or another substance.
    she buried her face in the pillow;  they buried us in paperwork
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To suppress and hide away in one's mind.
    secrets kept buried; she buried her shame and put on a smiling face.
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To put an end to; to abandon.
    They buried their argument and shook hands.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene iii]:
      Give me a bowl of wine. / In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius.
  6. (transitive, figuratively) To score a goal.
  7. (transitive, figurative, slang) To kill or murder.
  8. To render imperceptible by other, more prominent stimuli; drown out.
    vocals buried in the mix
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bury (plural buries)

  1. (obsolete) A burrow#Noun|burrow.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out.

bury (plural buries)

  1. A borough; a manor
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 5, "Twelfth Century"
      Indisputable, though very dim to modern vision, rests on its hill-slope that same Bury, Stow, or Town of St. Edmund; already a considerable place, not without traffic

  • IPA: /ˈbɛɹi/
Proper noun
  1. A town/and/metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England.

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