Definitions for Obituaryoʊˈbɪtʃ uˌɛr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•bit•u•ar•yoʊˈbɪtʃ uˌɛr i(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ar•ies

  1. (n.)a notice of the death of a person, often with a biographical sketch, as in a newspaper.

  2. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or recording obituaries.

Origin of obituary:

1700–10; < ML obituārius < L obitu(s) death (see obit )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. obituary, obit, necrology(noun)

    a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. obituary(noun)ʊˈbɪtʃ uˌɛr i

    a newspaper article about sb who has died


  1. obituary(Noun)

    A brief notice of a personu2019s death, as published in a newspaper.

  2. obituary(Noun)

    A biography of a recently deceased person, written by a journalist and published in a newspaper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obituary(noun)

    that which pertains to, or is called forth by, the obit or death of a person; esp., an account of a deceased person; a notice of the death of a person, accompanied by a biographical sketch

  2. Obituary(noun)

    a list of the dead, or a register of anniversary days when service is performed for the dead


  1. Obituary

    An obituary is a news article that reports the recent death of a person, typically along with an account of the person's life and information about the upcoming funeral. In large cities and larger newspapers, obituaries are written only for people considered significant. In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information. Two types of paid advertisements are related to obituaries. One, known as a death notice, omits most biographical details and may be a legally required public notice under some circumstances. The other type, a paid memorial advertisement, is usually written by family members or friends, perhaps with assistance from a funeral home. Both types of paid advertisements are usually run as classified advertisements.

Translations for Obituary

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a notice (eg in a newspaper) of a person's death, often with an account of his life and work.

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