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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Burke, Edmund Burkenoun

    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 Janeverb

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

  3. burkeverb

    murder without leaving a trace on the body

  4. burkeverb

    get rid of, silence, or suppress

    "burke an issue"

Wiktionary

  1. burkenoun

    Variant spelling of berk.

    Etymology: Eponym, from William Burke.

  2. burkeverb

    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.

    Etymology: Eponym, from William Burke.

  3. burkeverb

    To smother; to conceal, hush up, suppress.

    Etymology: Eponym, from William Burke.

  4. Burkenoun

    for someone who lived in a fortified place.

    Etymology: Eponym, from William Burke.

  5. Burkenoun

    One of various places in the United States.

    Etymology: Eponym, from William Burke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burkeverb

    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. Burkeverb

    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. 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.

  2. Father Beck:

    I think that by the majority of Roman Catholics, Cardinal Burke and some other very right-wing bishops are seen as outliers, especially with this issue. So, while they have some followers who are listening to what they're saying, I don't think by any means it's the majority, or that they're having a great influence on what they're saying, i'm working in three parishes, practically everybody I talked to is getting vaccinated, if they are not getting vaccinated, it's for health reasons, it's not because Roman Catholic Church is saying anything that they're getting second thoughts about. So, I really don't think that the positions of Cardinal Burke and his ilk right now are having a great effect with most Roman Catholics.

  3. Karey Burke:

    We couldn't be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape, the success of' Fresh Off the Boat' has helped pave the way for inclusion throughout the industry. Nahnatchka Khan and Karey Burke brilliant creative team have created an unforgettable series with an Asian-American family front and center, something that hadn't been done in two decades.

  4. 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.

  5. Donna Rotunno:

    Judge Burke did, during jury selection, Mr. Weinstein has much downtime outside the presence of the jury pool. He is not reading in the courtroom.

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