bury vs forget what difference

what is difference between bury and forget

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: bĕr’ē, bû’rē; IPA(key): /ˈbɛɹ.i/, /ˈbɜː.ɹi/
    • (Scotland) IPA(key): /ˈbʌ.ɹi/ (also used by some outside Scotland)
    • (Middlesbrough and Lancashire) IPA(key): /ˈbʊ.ɹi/
  • (US) enPR: bĕr’ē, bûr’ē; IPA(key): /ˈbɛɹ.i/, /ˈbɝ.i/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹi
  • Homophone: berry

Etymology 1

Middle English burien, berien, from Old English byrġan, from Proto-Germanic *burgijaną (to keep safe), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- (to defend, protect). Cognate with Icelandic byrgja (to cover, shut; to hold in); West Frisian bergje (to keep), German bergen (to save/rescue something); also Albanian mburojë (shield), Eastern Lithuanian bir̃ginti (to save, spare), Russian бере́чь (beréčʹ, to spare), Ossetian ӕмбӕрзын (æmbærzyn, to cover).

The spelling with ⟨u⟩ represents the pronunciation of the West Midland and Southern dialects, while the Modern English pronunciation with /ɛ/ is from the Kentish dialects.

Verb

bury (third-person singular simple present buries, present participle burying, simple past and past participle buried)

  1. (transitive) To ritualistically inter in a grave or tomb.
  2. (transitive) To place in the ground.
  3. (transitive, often figuratively) To hide or conceal as if by covering with earth or another substance.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To suppress and hide away in one’s mind.
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To put an end to; to abandon.
  6. (transitive, figuratively) To score a goal.
  7. (transitive, figuratively, slang) To kill or murder.
  8. To render imperceptible by other, more prominent stimuli; drown out.
  9. (transitive, figuratively, humorous) To outlive.
    Grandpa’s still in excellent health. He’ll bury us all!
Derived terms
Related terms
  • burian
Translations

Noun

bury (plural buries)

  1. (obsolete) A burrow.

References

Etymology 2

See borough.

Noun

bury (plural buries)

  1. A borough; a manor
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, 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

Anagrams

  • Ruby, ruby

Polish

Etymology

A post-Mongol invasion Turkic borrowing as Ukrainian бу́рий (búryj) and Russian бу́рый (búryj), which latter see.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbu.rɨ/

Adjective

bury

  1. brownish dark grey
  2. dark grey with spots

Declension

Related terms

  • (prefix) buro-
  • (adverb) buro
  • (adjective) burawy
  • (nouns) burek, burość

Noun

bury m anim

  1. (regional) bear (ursid)

Further reading

  • bury in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Scots

Etymology

From English bury. Replacing native form bery.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʌri/

Verb

bury (third-person singular present buries, present participle buryin, past buriet, past participle buriet)

  1. (transitive) to bury


English

Etymology

From Middle English forgeten, forgiten, foryeten, forȝiten, from Old English forġietan (to forget) [influenced by Old Norse geta (“to get, to guess”)], from Proto-West Germanic *fragetan (to give up, forget). Equivalent to for- +‎ get.

Cognate with :

  • Scots forget, forȝet (to forget),
  • West Frisian fergette, ferjitte, forjitte (to forget),
  • Dutch vergeten (to forget),
  • German vergessen (to forget).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fəˈɡɛt/, (less commonly:) /fɔːˈɡɛt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɚˈɡɛt/, (less commonly:) /fɔɹˈɡɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt
  • Hyphenation: for‧get

Verb

forget (third-person singular simple present forgets, present participle forgetting, simple past forgot or (archaic) forgat, past participle forgotten or (rare) forgot)

  1. (transitive) To lose remembrance of.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      For at least two hours the Boy loved him, and then Aunts and Uncles came to dinner, and there was a great rustling of tissue paper and unwrapping of parcels, and in the excitement of looking at all the new presents the Velveteen Rabbit was forgotten.
  2. (transitive) To unintentionally not do, neglect.
  3. (transitive) To unintentionally leave something behind.
  4. (intransitive) To cease remembering.
  5. (slang) Euphemism for fuck, screw (a mild oath).

Usage notes

  • In sense 1 and 4 this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing).
  • In sense 2 this is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive.
  • See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Synonyms

  • obliviate, overlook, pass over, disremember

Antonyms

  • acquire, learn, mind, recall, recollect, remember, reminisce

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • forget in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • forget in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


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