What does burial mean?

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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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Burialnoun

    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.

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. Brian Redmond:

    The Heckelman site is unlike anything found in the lower Great Lakes of the United States, most contemporary sites in Ohio focused on burial ceremonies and the building of mounds. To find evidence of life celebrations is an unexpected and exciting discovery. It gives us surprising insights about these prehistoric Ohioans that lived nearly 2,300 years ago.

  2. Nadia Milleron:

    By the time the burial took place I was just wiped out; I was just glad they were doing it. I was tired of it not being done, but a lot of people didn't feel like that. They hadn't been aware of what was happening.

  3. Anthony Pinn:

    Burial within the context of the Black church was not simply a recognition of death, but it was a recognition of life, that this person was substantive, had impact on the world, and that they had to be recognized and celebrated for who they were in a much fuller sense.

  4. Adrian Toole:

    We are looking into taking legal action against EA - not of course to exhume and re-organize the burial, that's done - but to make sure we secure a leading role in planning for a future memorial, eA are clearly on a corporate strategy to 'tidy up' the remaining issues so as to get the whole episode out of the public eye.

  5. Melinda Hunt:

    A Hart Island burial is not disrespectful, it's a very sacred place.

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