What does funeral mean?

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ˈfyu nər əlfu·ner·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. funeral(noun)

    a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

    "hundreds of people attended his funeral"

Wiktionary

  1. funeral(Noun)

    A ceremony to honour of a deceased person.

    No one likes to go to funerals.

    Etymology: 1437, from funerailles , from funeralia, originally neuter plural of funeralis, from funere, ablative of funus, origin unknown, perhaps ultimately from dheu-. Singular and plural used interchangeably in English until circa 1700. The adjective funereal is first attested 1725, by influence of funerail, from funereus, from funus.

  2. funeral(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 1437, from funerailles , from funeralia, originally neuter plural of funeralis, from funere, ablative of funus, origin unknown, perhaps ultimately from dheu-. Singular and plural used interchangeably in English until circa 1700. The adjective funereal is first attested 1725, by influence of funerail, from funereus, from funus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Funeral(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [LL. funeralis. See Funeral, n.]

  2. Funeral(noun)

    the procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment

    Etymology: [LL. funeralis. See Funeral, n.]

  3. Funeral(noun)

    a funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural

    Etymology: [LL. funeralis. See Funeral, n.]

  4. Funeral(noun)

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

    Etymology: [LL. funeralis. See Funeral, n.]

Freebase

  1. Funeral

    A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, respecting, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from interment itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. Customs vary widely between cultures, and between religious affiliations within cultures. The word funeral comes from the Latin funus, which had a variety of meanings, including the corpse and the funerary rites themselves. Funerary art is art produced in connection with burials, including many kinds of tombs, and objects specially made for burial with a corpse.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Funeral

    fū′nėr-al, n. burial: the ceremony, &c., connected with burial.—adj. pertaining to or used at a burial.—adjs. Funēb′rial, Funēb′ral, Funēb′rious; Fū′nerary, Funēr′eal, pertaining to or suiting a funeral: dismal: mournful. [O. Fr.,—Low L. funeralis—L. funus, funĕris, a funeral procession.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Funeral

    Specifically a torchlight procession, from the Latin funis, a torch. In ancient times burials always took place by night.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'funeral' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4343

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'funeral' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3914

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'funeral' in Nouns Frequency: #1592

Anagrams for funeral »

  1. frenula

  2. flaneur

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of funeral in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of funeral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of funeral in a Sentence

  1. Hal Buell:

    Louis Lowery said it was an honest-to-God picture and they remained friends, in fact, Joe attended Lou Lowery's funeral when he died.

  2. Olivia Marks-Woldman:

    Although the symbolic significance of the funeral is clear, particularly for so many survivors of the Holocaust who were not able to hold funerals for their own relatives, we must not forget that these remains are of six individuals, who lived distinct and unique lives.

  3. Fumika Miura:

    We now have more funeral parlors. There are increased instances where an old building is torn down and a new one under construction at the site turns out to be a funeral house.

  4. Hisao Takegishi:

    Crematories need to be built, but there isn’t any space to do so and that is creating funeral refugees.

  5. Cleopatra Cowley:

    Instead we had to plan Hadiya Pendleton funeral.

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