Definitions for burial
ˈbɛr i əlburi·al
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burial, entombment, inhumation, interment, sepulturenoun
the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
concealing something under the ground
The act of burying; interment
Etymology: byrgels, from byrgan "to bury" + -els
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from to bury.
Nor would we deign him burial of his men. William Shakespeare.
See my wealthy Andrew dock’d in sand,
Vailing her high top lower than her ribs,
To kiss her burial. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
Your body I sought, and had I found
Design’d for burial in your native ground. John Dryden, Æneid.
We have great lakes, both salt and fresh; we use them for burials of some natural bodies: for we find a difference of things buried in earth, and things buried in water. Francis Bacon.
The office of the church is performed by the parish priest, at the time of his interment, if not prohibited unto persons excommunicated, and laying violent hands on themselves, by a rubrick of the burial service. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
Burial, also known as interment or inhumation, is a method of final disposition whereby a dead body is placed into the ground, sometimes with objects. This is usually accomplished by excavating a pit or trench, placing the deceased and objects in it, and covering it over. A funeral is a ceremony that accompanies the final disposition. Humans have been burying their dead since shortly after the origin of the species. Burial is often seen as indicating respect for the dead. It has been used to prevent the odor of decay, to give family members closure and prevent them from witnessing the decomposition of their loved ones, and in many cultures it has been seen as a necessary step for the deceased to enter the afterlife or to give back to the cycle of life. Methods of burial may be heavily ritualized and can include natural burial (sometimes called "green burial"); embalming or mummification; and the use of containers for the dead, such as shrouds, coffins, grave liners, and burial vaults, all of which can retard decomposition of the body. Sometimes objects or grave goods are buried with the body, which may be dressed in fancy or ceremonial garb. Depending on the culture, the way the body is positioned may have great significance. The location of the burial may be determined by taking into account concerns surrounding health and sanitation, religious concerns, and cultural practices. Some cultures keep the dead close to provide guidance to the living, while others "banish" them by locating burial grounds at a distance from inhabited areas. Some religions consecrate special ground to bury the dead, and some families build private family cemeteries. Most modern cultures document the location of graves with headstones, which may be inscribed with information and tributes to the deceased. However, some people are buried in anonymous or secret graves for various reasons. Sometimes multiple bodies are buried in a single grave either by choice (as in the case of married couples), due to space concerns, or in the case of mass graves as a way to deal with many bodies at once. Alternatives to burial include cremation (and subsequent interment), burial at sea and cryopreservation. Some human cultures may bury the remains of beloved animals. Humans are not the only species to bury their dead; the practice has been observed in chimpanzees, elephants, and possibly dogs.
Burial is the act or a ceremony of placing a dead body or remains into the ground or into the sea, often in a coffin or casket, as part of a ritualistic or traditional procedure followed after a person's death. It may also involve covering the body or remains with soil, stones, or other materials. The location where this action takes place is typically referred to as a grave or burial site.
a grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture
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
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
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'burial' in Nouns Frequency: #2934
The numerical value of burial in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of burial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
The tombs with non-Egyptian burial customs were especially intriguing typically males buried with bronze weaponry in constructed tombs, without scarabs or other protective amulets like Egyptians would have been buried with, the most elite had equids of some sort (potentially donkeys) buried outside the tombs, often in pairs as though ready to pull a chariot. This is both a foreign characteristic of burial style, but also suggestive of someone [with] very high status.
Dead bodies litter the bushes in the area and it is still no?t safe to go and pick them (up) for burial, some people who hid in their homes were burned alive.
The flares (in new cases) that we're seeing are usually because there has been an unsafe burial, probably done secretly.
What stands out more is the contrast between the care and attention taken with these burials -- large, neatly dug graves with coffins -- and the crudeness of Richard III's grave, the more we examine it, the clearer it becomes how atypical Richard III's burial really was.
Cultural practices are still being done in Grand Cape Mount -- for example, burial preparation and bathing of dead bodies before burial, we have observed ... complacency and a high level of disregard of preventive measures that are laid down by the Ministry of Health.
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- enterramentCatalan, Valencian
- inhumation, sépulture, enterrementFrench
- sepoltura, inumazioneItalian
- sepultūra, illātiōLatin
- pogrzeb, pochówekPolish
- enterro, sepultura, inumaçãoPortuguese
- înmormântare, îngropare, înhumareRomanian
- погребение, захоронение, похороныRussian
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