What does burial mean?

Definitions for burial
ˈbɛr i əlburi·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burial, entombment, inhumation, interment, sepulture(noun)

    the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

  2. burying, burial(noun)

    concealing something under the ground

Wiktionary

  1. burial(Noun)

    The act of burying; interment

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burial(noun)

    a grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture

  2. Burial(noun)

    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

How to pronounce burial?

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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. Melanie Giles:

    It really is absolutely a unique find in the British Isles and in the wider continent, we dont have another burial that combines this quality of weaponry andCeltic artwith a date that puts it around the time of Caesars attempted conquest of Britain.

  2. Eufemia Garcia:

    I'm not going to give up until I have a part of my family and am able to give them a Christian burial.

  3. Chris Stantis:

    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.

  4. Tolbert Nyensuwah:

    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.

  5. Daniel Akbari:

    Since it is obligatory to bury a Muslim’s dead body, many Islamic institutions will probably be willing to do the burial, some might be cautious and wait to see if others do the job. But what is certain is that Farook and his wife will be buried in an Islamic way.

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