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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burke

    burk, v.t. to murder, esp. by stifling: hence (fig.) to put an end to quietly. [From Burke, an Edinburgh Irishman (hanged 1829), who committed the crime in order to sell the bodies of his victims for dissection.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Burke

    To stop or gag--e.g. to burke a question. After an Irishman of this name, who silently and secretly took the lives of many peaceable citizens by holding a pitch plaster over their mouths, in order to sell their bodies to the doctors for dissection. He was hanged in 1849. His crimes were described as “Burking.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Burke in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Burke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Burke in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Conway:

    His decision to retire is unrelated to any speculation of a federal investigation, chief Burke vehemently denies any wrongdoing whatsoever and looks forward to the next chapter in his life.

  2. Greg Wilson:

    This is going to be one of the most complete T. rex specimens in the world. And it’s gorgeous in terms of its preservation — the bone is spectacular, i ’m super excited to be able to bring this to the Burke, the Pacific Northwest and the University of Washington.

  3. Anthony Bourdain:

    I mean, I never had the highest opinion of him in the first place, but I guess he’s the last person in this life I should look to for principles, david Burke went in and took over [ the space Jose Andres had originally occupied ], and promptly tried to poach David Burke staff, I hear. This was after Jose Andres reached out and said Everyone welcome Jose Andres to Washington, don’t hold it against Jose Andres, just because I decided to pull out. So Burke’s a steaming loaf of sh --, as far as I ’m concerned, and feel free to quote me.

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