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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.

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