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Definitions and Synonyms of bury | Another word for bury | What is bury?

Definition 1: dismiss from the mind; stop remembering - [verb of cognition]

Samples where bury or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I tried to bury these unpleasant memories

Synonyms for bury in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of bury ) try to forget; put out of one's memory or knowledge

(... is a kind of bury ) put out of one's consciousness

Definition 2: place in the earth and cover with soil - [verb of contact]

Samples where bury or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They buried the stolen goods

(bury is a kind of ...) put (something somewhere) firmly

"She posited her hand on his shoulder" "deposit the suitcase on the bench" "fix your eyes on this spot"

(bury implies ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 3: embed deeply - [verb of contact]

Samples where bury or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She sank her fingers into the soft sand
  • He buried his head in her lap

Synonyms for bury in the sense of this definition

(bury is a kind of ...) fix or set securely or deeply

"He planted a knee in the back of his opponent" "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"

(... is a kind of bury ) insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink)

Definition 4: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing - [verb of contact]

Samples where bury or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter

Synonyms for bury in the sense of this definition

(bury is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

Definition 5: cover from sight - [verb of perception]

Samples where bury or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Afghani women buried under their burkas

(bury is a kind of ...) prevent from being seen or discovered

"hide the money"

Samples where bury or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square
  • The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids
  • My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday

Synonyms for bury in the sense of this definition

(bury is a kind of ...) put in a horizontal position

"lay the books on the table" "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

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