Definitions for Burkebɜrk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Burke

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

burkebɜrk(v.t.)burked, burk•ing.

  1. to murder by suffocation, so as to leave no marks of violence.

  2. to suppress or get rid of quietly or indirectly.

Origin of burke:

1840–45; after William Burke, hanged in 1829 in Edinburgh for murders of this kind


  1. Edmund, 1729–97, Irish statesman, orator, and writer.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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


  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.

Anagrams of Burke

  1. burek

Translations for Burke

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

antics(noun plural)

odd or amusing behaviour

The children laughed at the monkey's antics.

Get even more translations for Burke »


Find a translation for the Burke definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Burke definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Burke." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for Burke?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Burke: