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  1. Burke, Edmund Burke(noun)

    British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)

  2. Burk, Martha Jane Burk, Burke, Martha Jane Burke, Calamity Jane(verb)

    United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)

  3. burke(verb)

    murder without leaving a trace on the body

  4. burke(verb)

    get rid of, silence, or suppress

    "burke an issue"

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  1. burke(Noun)

    Variant spelling of berk.

  2. burke(Verb)

    To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection.

  3. burke(Verb)

    To smother; to conceal, hush up, suppress.

  4. Burke(ProperNoun)

    for someone who lived in a fortified place.

  5. Burke(ProperNoun)

    One of various places in the United States.

  6. Origin: Eponym, from William Burke.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Burke(verb)

    to murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection

  2. Burke(verb)

    to dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question

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  1. Burke

    Burke is a census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. As of the 2000 census, Burke had a total population of 57,737. Before 2010, the CDP was divided, with a portion of it becoming Burke Centre CDP; the population remaining in the Burke CDP was reported at 41,055 in the 2010 census.

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