Definition of Funeral

1. Noun. A ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated. "Hundreds of people attended his funeral"

Definition of Funeral

1. n. The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by interment, burning, or otherwise; esp., the ceremony or solemnization of interment; obsequies; burial; -- formerly used in the plural.

2. a. Per. taining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.

Definition of Funeral

1. Adjective. Being related to a ceremony in honor of a deceased person. ¹

2. Noun. A ceremony to honour of a deceased person. ¹

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Definition of Funeral

1. a ceremony held for a dead person [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Funeral

fundus uteri
fundus ventriculi
fundus vesicae biliaris
fundus vesicae urinariae
funeral (current term)
funeral chapel
funeral church
funeral director
funeral directors
funeral home
funeral homes
funeral march
funeral parlor
funeral parlors
funeral parlour

Literary usage of Funeral

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"202 is a subordinate council of the defendant, and Is, and has been continuously, enrolled in the funeral benefit department thereof since before the ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"'A Believer's Last Day his Best Day,' a funeral sermon for Martha Randall, 1651-2. 6. ... The Glorious Day of the Saints,' a funeral sermon for Colonel ..."

3. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"IRISH funeral CUSTOM. Recently in the county Cork a gentleman died. The coffin was about to be removed for interment in a distant graveyard; and before the ..."

4. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"In the Governments of Penza and Simbirsk the funeral used to be represented as follows. A bonfire was kindled on the twenty-eighth of June, and on the next ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace (1922)
"The re- bring the body to his own church for the funeral mains of a deceased ... If the funeral church belongs to regulars IB a cardinal, or of an abbot or ..."

6. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"Severus pronounced his funeral oration with studied eloquence, inward satisfaction, and well-acted sorrow; and by this pious regard to his memory, ..."

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