Inter vs Bury - What's the difference?

inter | bury |

As verbs the difference between inter and bury

is that inter is to bury in a grave while bury is to ritualistically inter a corpse in a grave or tomb (see burial).

As a noun bury is

a borough; a manor.




  • To bury in a grave.
  • Usage notes

    * The spellings (intering) (for (interring)) and (intered) (for (interred)) exist as well, but are much less common.


    * bury, inearth, entomb, inhume


    * dig up, disentomb, disinter, exhume, unearth

    Derived terms

    * reinter


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    Etymology 1

    (etyl) burien, berien, from (etyl) .


  • To ritualistically inter in a grave or tomb.
  • To place in the ground.
  • (transitive, often, figurative) To hide or conceal as if by covering with earth or another substance.
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  • (figuratively) To suppress and hide away in one's mind.
  • (figuratively) To put an end to; to abandon.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Give me a bowl of wine. / In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius.
  • (figuratively) To score a goal.
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  • (slang) To kill or murder.
  • Derived terms


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  • *:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury , and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
  • References

    Etymology 2

    See (borough).


  • A borough; a manor
  • * 1843 , , book 2, ch. 5, "Twelfth Century"
  • Indisputable, though very dim to modern vision, rests on its hill-slope that same Bury , Stow, or Town of St. Edmund; already a considerable place, not without traffic


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