Definitions for "Burke"
To dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question.
English statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
get rid of, silence, or suppress; "burke an issue"
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.
murder without leaving a trace on the body
Burke is the protagonist of a series of novels by Andrew Vachss. He is a career criminal, an orphan raised by the State who was abused throughout his childhood in state institutions and foster homes. Burke lives in New York City, always on the edges of society.
United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)