What does Burial mean?

Definitions for Burial
ˈbɛr i əlBuri·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burial, entombment, inhumation, interment, sepulturenoun

    the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

  2. burying, burialnoun

    concealing something under the ground

Wiktionary

  1. burialnoun

    The act of burying; interment

    Etymology: byrgels, from byrgan "to bury" + -els

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burialnoun

    a grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture

  2. Burialnoun

    the act of burying; depositing a dead body in the earth, in a tomb or vault, or in the water, usually with attendant ceremonies; sepulture; interment

Freebase

  1. Burial

    Burial or interment is the ritual act of placing a dead person or animal, and/or objects into the ground. This is accomplished by excavating a pit or trench, placing the deceased or the object in it, and covering it over.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burial

    ber′i-al, n. the act of laying a dead body in the grave: interment.—ns. Bur′ial-aisle, an aisle in a church used for burials; Bur′ial-ground, Bur′ial-place, a piece of ground set apart for burying.—Burial service, a religious service or form of ritual accompanying a burial; Burial society, an insurance society for providing the expenses of burial. [A.S. byrgels, a tomb. See Bury.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Burial

    The act or ceremony of putting a corpse into the ground or a vault, or into the sea; or the inurnment of CREMAINS.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Burial' in Nouns Frequency: #2934

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Burial in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Burial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Burial in a Sentence

  1. Fabrice:

    He's so optimistic that he would buy a burial suit with a change of pants!

  2. Another British archaeologist:

    My feeling is this is a tomb, originally made for a queen, which was adapted for the burial of a queen who had become a pharaoh, the pharaoh (dressed as a mummy) in question looks to be Nefertiti and the person burying Nefertiti appears to be Tutankhamun.

  3. Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews:

    Whoever had this burial was quite clearly extremely wealthy. They've been buried with the second-century equivalent of bling.

  4. Emma Pomeroy:

    What is key here is the intentionality behind the burial. You might bury a body for purely practical reasons, in order to avoid attracting dangerous scavengers and/or to reduce the smell. But when this goes beyond practical elements it is important because that indicates more complex, symbolic and abstract thinking, compassion and care for the dead, and perhaps feelings of mourning and loss.

  5. David Nabarro:

    The flares (in new cases) that we're seeing are usually because there has been an unsafe burial, probably done secretly.

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