HyperDic: burke

English > 4 senses of the word Burke / burke:
VERBsocialburkemurder without leaving a trace on the body
changeburkeget rid of, silence, or suppress
NOUNperson Burke, Edmund BurkeBritish statesman famous for his oratory
person Burke, Burk, Martha Jane Burk, Martha Jane Burke, Calamity JaneUnited States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)
Burke / burke > pronunciation
Soundsber'k
Rhymesartwork ... work: 53 rhymes with erk...
English > Burke: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningBritish statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797).
SynonymEdmund Burke
Instance oforator, speechmaker, rhetorician, public speaker, speechifierA person who delivers a speech or oration
statesman, solon, national leaderA man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
SpanishBurke, Edmund Burke
CatalanEdmund Burke
English > Burke: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningUnited States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903).
SynonymsBurk, Martha Jane Burk, Martha Jane Burke, Calamity Jane
Instance offrontierswomanA woman who lives on the frontier
SpanishBurke, Calamity Jane
CatalanBurke, Calamity Jane
English > burke: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningmurder without leaving a trace on the body.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broadermurder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, removekill intentionally and with premeditation
English > burke: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningGet rid of, silence, or suppress.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"burke an issue"
Broadersuppress, stamp down, subdue, conquerTo put down by force or authority
Spanishsilenciar
Catalansilenciar

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