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BURY, noun ber'ry. This word is a different orthography of burg, burh, borough. It signifies a house, habitation or castle, and is retained in many names of places, as in Shrewsbury, Danbury, Aldermanbury. The word is used by Grew, for burrow.

BURY, verb transitive ber'ry.

1. To deposit a deceased person in the grave; to inter a corpse; to entomb.

2. To cover with earth, as seed sown.

3. To hide; to conceal; to overwhelm; to cover with any thing; as, to bury any one in the ruins of a city.

4. To withdraw or conceal in retirement; as, to bury one's self in a monastery or in solitude.

5. To commit to the water; to deposit in the ocean; as dead bodies buried in the deep.

6. To place one thing within another.

Thy name so buried in her.

7. To forget and forgive; to hide in oblivion; as, to bury an injury.

To bury the hatchet, in the striking metaphorical language of American Indians, is to lay aside the instruments of war, forget injuries, and make peace.