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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burying, burialnoun

    concealing something under the ground

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  1. burying

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burying

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burying in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of burying in a Sentence

  1. Chris Summers:

    It was just bizarre, he was very, very matter-of-fact. He could have been talking about burying a dead hamster.

  2. Lori Lightfoot:

    As a mother, I am tired of the funerals. I am tired of burying our children.

  3. Paul Linehan:

    For almost her whole life, Annie (Moore) was either pregnant with or giving birth to or burying a child.

  4. Daunte Wright:

    I never imagined that I would be standing here, the roles should completely be reversed. My son should be burying me.

  5. Patrick Reilly:

    The language in that letter is damning and that letter has a reference to bringing a shovel and burying a body.

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