Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Interred'
adj : placed in a grave; "the hastily buried corpses" [syn: buried,
inhumed] [ant: unburied]
v : place in a grave or tomb; "Stalin was buried behind the
Kremlin wall on Red Square"; "The pharaos were entombed
in the pyramids"; "My grandfather was laid to rest last
Sunday" [syn: bury, entomb, inhume, lay to rest]
[also: interring, interred]
- Inter \In*ter"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interred; p. pr. & vb. n.
Interring.] [OE. enteren, OF. enterer, enterrer, LL.
interrare; L. pref. in- in + terra the earth. See Terrace.]
To deposit and cover in the earth; to bury; to inhume; as, to
inter a dead body. --Shak.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Interred'
Burial (pronounced /ˈbɛri.əl/, BERR-ee-əl), also called interment and inhumation, is the act of placing a person or object into the ground. This is accomplished by excavating a pit or trench, placing an object in it, and covering it over.
Intentional burial, particularly with grave goods, may be one of the earliest detectable forms of religious practice since, as Philip Lieberman suggests, it may signify a "concern for the dead that transcends daily life."
The earliest undisputed human burial dates back 130,000 years. Human skeletal remains stained with red ochre were discovered in the Skhul cave at Qafzeh, Israel. A variety of grave goods were present at the site, including the mandible of a wild boar in the arms of one of the skeletons.
Prehistoric cemeteries are referred to by the more neutral term grave field. They are one of the chief sources of information on prehistoric cultures, and numerous archaeological cultures are defined by their burial customs, such as the Urnfield culture of the European Bronze Age.[See more about Interred at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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