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funeral (FYOO nuhr uhl) (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to a ceremony in honor of a deceased person: A funeral
service is usually held in connection with the burial or cremation of those who have passed on from mortal existence.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
funeral (s) (noun)
, funerals (pl)
1. A rite held to mark the burial or cremation of a corpse; especially, a ceremony held immediately before burial, or the placement of the urn containing the cremation ashes of someone who has died.
2. A procession of mourners following a dead body to its place of burial or cremation.
3. The ceremony or group of ceremonies held in connection with the burial or cremation of a dead person: There were several people who attended the funeral of Sam's neighbor.
4. An end, or a cessation, to the existence of something.
5. A source of concern or care: If Sharon doesn't complete this assignment, it will be her funeral."
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A funeral director's conference with a family for the purpose of completing financial and service details of a funeral.
A mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects.
Rituals surrounding the death of a human being and the subsequent disposition of the corpse.
Such rites may serve to mark the passage of a person from life into death, to secure the welfare of the dead, to comfort the living, and to protect the living from the dead.
A professional who prepares for a burial or other disposition of dead human bodies.
He supervises such burial or disposition, maintains a funeral establishment for such purposes, and counsels with survivors.
A building used for the purpose of embalming, arranging, and conducting funerals.
Someone whose business is the management of funerals; a mortician.
The receptacle, or container, in which the ashes of a dead person are placed after cremation.