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Definitions for funeral
ˈfyu nər əlfu·ner·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. funeralnoun

    a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

    "hundreds of people attended his funeral"

Wiktionary

  1. funeralnoun

    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. funeraladjective

    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. Funeralnoun

    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. Funeralnoun

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

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

  3. Funeralnoun

    a funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural

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

  4. Funeralnoun

    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. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer:

    Some exceptions to the order -- which takes effect Saturday -- are caring for a relative or their pet, a child, an elderly or disabled person, visiting someone in a health care facility, or attending a funeral with fewer than 10 people. MICHIGANS WHITMER SAYS LACK OF NATIONAL STRATEGY HAS CREATED POROUS SITUATION FOR CORONAVIRUS TO SPREAD All public and private gatherings of any size are prohibited.

  2. Wendy Jackson:

    There have been awful tragic stories of people who have given up hope, i did a funeral for a gentleman here a few months ago who just became so depressed and became physically ill and he just gave up. He had to sell all his cattle. His wife is now still struggling on their place to keep it going.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I look so old, John Boehner's already invited Netanyahu to speak at my funeral, being president is never easy. I still have to fix the broken immigration system. Issue veto threats. Negotiate with Iran. All while finding time to pray five times a day.

  4. Knox County:

    As the Sheriff of Knox County and a Veteran, I am honored to provide Mynatt Funeral Home with an escort as they transport Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss from Knoxville to the receiving funeral home in Alexandria. This young man deserves our honor, and respect as he sacrificed his life in service to our country, an escort is the least we can do to show our gratitude.

  5. Lana Wood:

    Well, it was after the funeral, back at Natalie’s house, and… I couldn’t find him. And I asked somebody, 'where is RJ' and they said 'he went upstairs into the bedroom.' So, I ran upstairs. And he was sitting on the edge of the bed and I walked up and said, ‘RJ, what happened?’.

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