Manor vs Bury - What's the difference?

manor | bury |

As nouns the difference between manor and bury

is that manor is a landed estate while bury is a borough; a manor.

As a verb bury is

to ritualistically inter a corpse in a grave or tomb (see burial).



Alternative forms

* manour (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A landed estate.
  • * '>citation
  • The main house of such an estate or a similar residence; a mansion.
  • A district over which a feudal lord could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
  • The lord's residence and seat of control in such a district.
  • (rft-sense) (UK, slang) Any home area or territory in which authority is exercised, often in a police or criminal context.
  • * 2006 , Eugene McLaughlin, The New Policing , page 23
  • Dixon, who was finally promoted to sergeant in 1964, policed his 'Dock Green' manor until May 1976 and 'Evening, all' had become a national catchphrase.
  • (London, slang) One's neighbourhood.
  • * 2005 , July 5, Mark Oliver, " Beckham kicks off last minute Olympics campaigning", The Guardian
  • Beckham was asked what it would mean for the Olympics to be held in his old neighbourhood.
    "You mean my manor ?" Beckham replied, in fluent East End argot. "I'm obviously from the East End, so it would be incredible for me if it was held there. It could go down as one of the best games in history."
  • * 2012', July 30, Shekhar Bhatia, " My East End '''manor is now as smart as Notting Hill", ''The Evening Standard
  • * 2012 , August 19, Robert Chalmers, " Golden balls: West Ham United's co-owner reveals his cunning plan for the Olympic stadium", The Independent
  • And, Gold adds, he can understand that West Ham's famously dedicated supporters, Londoners though they themselves mainly are, may mistrust businessmen "coming into the club and talking about loyalty. But this is my manor . I worked on Stratford Market, where the Olympic Stadium sits now. I remember the bomb falling on West Ham football ground and thinking: my God, they're coming after me. West Ham is my passion."

    See also

    * feudalism * fief



    * * * * ----



    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.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=28, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= High and wet , passage=Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale.
  • (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.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 25, author=Paul Fletcher, work=BBC
  • , title= Arsenal 3-0 Ipswich (agg. 3-1) , passage=You could feel the relief after Bendtner collected Wilshere's raking pass before cutting inside Carlos Edwards and burying his shot beyond Fulop.}}
  • (slang) To kill or murder.
  • Derived terms


  • (lb) A .
  • *
  • *: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


    * ----