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Bury appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Nowise I bury rubies I won.
  • Today, Ruby, a mote veto may bury a dot.
  • Deb, bury a herb if I had a wad a hi-fibre hay rubbed.
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Bury is sometimes a misspelling of buried.

The word bury is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun bury

What does bury mean as a name of something?


  1. A borough; a manor

Definition of the verb bury

What does bury mean as a doing word?

Bury is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: buried

  1. cover from sight
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]I stashed the book
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I put the book here/there | I spooned the sauce there
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]I put the book on/under/near the table

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): deposit, embed, insert, install, park, plant, stash, stow.

    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic words: conceal / hide = prevent from being seen or discovered
  2. place in a grave or tomb
  3. place in the earth and cover with soil
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: deposit / fix / posit / situate = put (something somewhere) firmly
    • entailment: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  4. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
  5. embed deeply
  6. dismiss from the mind; stop remembering
    • example: I tried to bury these unpleasant memories
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of bury: forget
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the verb bury


  1. To ritualistically inter a corpse in a grave or tomb. (see burial)
  2. To place in the ground. "bury a bone"
  3. To hide or conceal as if by covering with earth - "she buried her face in the pillow", "buried the secret deep inside"
  4. [figuratively] To put an end to; to abandon. "They buried their argument and shook hands"
  5. [figuratively] [rfdef, lang=en]

Specialised definition of the verb bury

Glossary of sports / basketball

to sink a shot cleanly

  • example: she really buried that jumper.


  1. Bury is a town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on the River Irwell, 5.5 miles east of Bolton, 5.9 miles west-southwest of Rochdale, and 7.9 miles north-northwest of the city of Manchester. Bury is surrounded by several smaller settlements, which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, with Bury as the largest settlement and administrative centre.
  2. Bury is a village in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire, England. It is located near Ramsey north from Huntingdon and St Ives.
  3. Bury a.k.a. The Metropolitan Borough of Bury is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, in North West England. Lying to the north of the City of Manchester, the borough is composed of six towns: Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich, and has a population of 181,900. On the north side Bury bounds the Lancashire districts of Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen.
  4. Bury is an electoral ward of Chichester District, West Sussex, England and returns one member to sit on Chichester District Council.

There are other places with in their name, like Bury College, Tourner Bury, Bury St Edmunds, Bury St. Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Bury St. Edmunds Abbey.


Bury is a fictional character from 2006 film Palimpsest: A Hypnotic Mystery.


"Bury" is the 2010 single album by The Fall.

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  1. Bury a.k.a. Bury F.C.: Bury Football Club is an English professional football club, based in the town of Bury in Greater Manchester.
  2. Bury is a website.
  3. Bury is a family name.

Phrases with Bury

Phrases starting with the word Bury:

  1. Bury the Lead
  2. Bury the Lede
  3. Bury the Hatchet
  4. Bury One's Head in the Sand

Phrase ending with the word Bury:

  1. -BURY

Other phrases containing the word Bury:

  1. To Bury the Lede
  2. To Bury the Hatchet

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bury

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Google previewAn Illustrated Itinerary of the County of Lancaster (1842)

by Cyrus Redding

Bury is a considerable manufacturing town, in the hundred of Salford, situated on an eminence between the rivers Irwell and Roach, the former skirting the town on the west, and the latter flowing to the south-east of the place. The two rivers ...

Google previewPictorial History of the County of Lancaster ... (1844)

by Cyrus Redding

Bury is a considerable manufacturing town, in the hundred of Salford, situated on an eminence between the rivers Irwell and Roach, the former skirting the town on the west, and the latter flowing to the south-east of the place. The two rivers ...

Google previewThe Parochial registers preservation bill, 1882. The preservation of parish registers (1842)

by Thomas Pitt Taswell- Langmead

Bury is a considerable manufacturing town, in the hundred of Salford, situated on an eminence between the rivers Irwell and Roach, the former skirting the town on the west, and the latter flowing to the south-east of the place. The two rivers ...

Google previewNotes and reflections on the Epistle to the Romans (1852)

by Arthur Pridham (author of Notes and reflections on the Psalms.)

"Helen Bury is a religious tale, written with much power." — Brighton Gazette, Aug. 29, 1850. "This is an agreeable tale illustrative of the errors of Romanism, which the heroine was led to embrace by having in the first instance attached herself ...


Heydon Bury is the chief manor here ; and the manor- house, a fine old building, north-west of the church : and so extensive is the prospect from hence, that Ely minster, nearly thirty miles distant, may be seen from the lowest windows. Heydon ...

Google previewMoncrieff's Guide to Leamington Spa and its vicinity. ... To which is added a complete directory. Fifth edition ... corrected, etc (1830)

by J. MONCRIEFF (of Leamington.)

Olfchurch Bury is an ancient mansion, said to bear a great resemblance to the palace 'of Scone, the coronation place of the Scottish Kings. 'Dugdale, speaking of Ofichurch, says, 'in one part (meaning this) wasa place called To'erngt, which ...

Google previewThe Scientific Writings of the Late George Francis Fitzgerald (1902)

by George Francis Fitzgerald

Bury is that it is any part of the business of a University to teach. Universities should certainly give facilities for students to learn. It is the business of the students to learn. If they are so ill prepared that they have not ...

Google previewLive from the Trenches (1998)

The Changing Role of the Television News Correspondent by Joe S. Foote

During the 1 992 presidential election, Bury served as the World News Tonight correspondent covering the Clinton campaign. Bury is a 1975 political science graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. (Photo courtesy ABC, Inc.) ...

Google previewThe Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions (2003)

by Martin H. Manser, David Pickering

let the dead bury the dead Do not grieve over people who are dead ...

Google previewSells' Dictionary of the World's Press (1886)

BURY (Lanes). Pop. 52,218 ...

Google previewBenezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators (2012)

by Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press Stephen Bury. LIST OF ILLUSTRATED ENTRIES. ALDIN, Cecil Charles Windsor ALDRIDGE, Iohn ALKEN, Samuel Henry ALLINGHAM, Helen ANGAS, George French ARMOUR, George Denhelm 0r Denholm (Lt. Col.) ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

BURY, Sr. EDM UND's, the county town of Suffolk, and the Montpelier of England, lies in a pleasant situation, 1.4 miles E. of Newmarket, and 72 NNE. of London. It was so named from St Edmund, king of the E. Angles, who was crowned in it, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (2013)

by Richard Kostelanetz

html BURY, Pol (26 April 1922). Whereas most kinetic Sculptures incorporate quick movements, this Belgian sculptor makes work that moves slowly, very slowly, So slowly that the ...

Google previewTuscarora-English/English-Tuscarora Dictionary (1999)

by Blair A. Rudes

-'nehT- bury. v.r.-t. hab: -(j), put: -, stat: - , prog: -, prp: -, dst: -, cans: -, r\s: -aku-, dat : -, n-inc. This is a highly irregular root in that the unsuffixed form has only been encountered in noun compounds, the inehoative form is missing an expected a ...

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Quotes about Bury

I once said, We will bury you, and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you. (Nikita Khrushchev)
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Scrabble value of B3U1R1Y4

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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