bury

/ber"ee/, v., buried, burying, n., pl. buries.
v.t.
1. to put in the ground and cover with earth: The pirates buried the chest on the island.
2. to put (a corpse) in the ground or a vault, or into the sea, often with ceremony: They buried the sailor with full military honors.
3. to plunge in deeply; cause to sink in: to bury an arrow in a target.
4. to cover in order to conceal from sight: She buried the card in the deck.
5. to immerse (oneself): He buried himself in his work.
6. to put out of one's mind: to bury an insult.
7. to consign to obscurity; cause to appear insignificant by assigning to an unimportant location, position, etc.: Her name was buried in small print at the end of the book.
8. bury one's head in the sand, to avoid reality; ignore the facts of a situation: You cannot continue to bury your head in the sand - you must learn to face facts.
9. bury the hatchet, to become reconciled or reunited.
n.
10. Naut. housing1 (def. 8a, b).
[bef. 1000; ME berien, buryen, OE byrgan to bury, conceal; akin to OE beorgan to hide, protect, preserve; c. D, G bergen, Goth bairgan, ON bjarga]
Syn. 2. inter, entomb, inhume. 4. hide, secrete.
Ant. 2. disinter, exhume. 4. uncover.

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      town and metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, historic county of Lancashire, England. The River Irwell flows through the borough, which stretches from Pennine moorland in the north to within 4 miles (6.5 km) of the centre of Manchester in the south. It is crossed by major motorways in both directions.

      The name Bury is derived from the Anglo-Saxon burg or burh, meaning “stronghold,” and today the town is the natural centre of the borough. The woolen industry was established in the 14th century and, although still found in the area, was superseded in economic importance by cotton in the 18th century. Both John Kay and his son Robert, inventors of the flying shuttle and drop box, respectively, were 18th-century inhabitants of Bury. The borough saw great industrial expansion in the 19th century, with numerous businesses involved in the manufacture of cotton, bleaching, and calico printing.

      Today textiles are still important, but other activities have developed, including papermaking and the manufacture of papermaking machinery, as well as metalworking and a wide range of light industry. The borough also includes essentially residential areas, especially Prestwich and Whitefield, as well as some surviving villages around Ramsbottom in the north. Area metropolitan borough, 38 square miles (99 square km). Pop. (2001) town, 60,718; (2004 est.) metropolitan borough, 182,100.

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