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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Burke (0.00849 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Burke.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: Burke Burke n 1: English statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797) [syn: Edmund Burke] 2: United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903) [syn: Burk, Martha Jane Burk, Martha Jane Burke, Calamity Jane] v 1: murder without leaving a trace on the body 2: get rid of, silence, or suppress; “burke an issue”
English → English (gcide) Definition: Burke Burke \Burke\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Burked; p. pr. & vb. n. Burking.] [From one Burke of Edinburgh, who committed the crime in 1829.] 1. To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection. [1913 Webster] 2. To dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question. [1913 Webster] The court could not burke an inquiry, supported by such a mass of a affidavits. --C. Reade. [1913 Webster]

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