funeral home, funeral parlor, funeral parlour, funeral chapel, funeral church, funeral-residence(noun)
a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects
An establishment, usually commercial, where the bodies of dead persons are prepared for viewing before burial or cremation; called also funeral parlor, mortuary, funeral chapel and informally, undertaker's. The body may or may not be preserved by embalming before viewing or burial, and in some cases the body is not exposed for viewing, though present in a casket. Often, some form of memorial service is held for the deceased at the funeral home, where friends and relatives may come to pay their respects to the dead, and express condolence to the family. The work of preparation of the body and many other arrangements related to the funeral and burial are carried out by an undertaker or mortician who manages the funeral home.
A mortuary where the friends and relatives of the deceased may attend a wake, or pay their last respects
Origin: funeral + home
A funeral home, funeral parlor or mortuary, is a business that provides burial and funeral services for the dead and their families. These services may include a prepared wake and funeral, and the provision of a chapel for the funeral.
The numerical value of funeral home in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of funeral home in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Images & Illustrations of funeral home
Translations for funeral home
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for funeral home »
Find a translation for the funeral home definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these funeral home definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"funeral home." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 13 Dec. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/funeral home>.