What does funeral home mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. funeral home(n.)

    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.


  1. funeral home(Noun)

    A mortuary where the friends and relatives of the deceased may attend a wake, or pay their last respects

  2. Origin: funeral + home


  1. 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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of funeral home in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of funeral home in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Judy Hinson:

    She looked the most beautiful I had ever seen her on that night, when we saw her again it was in a funeral home.

  2. San Antonio:

    It is believed that in the hours after the funeral service, someone came into the funeral home and stole her remains.

  3. Lauren Miller:

    Neither the U.S. Embassy nor the funeral home would contact my mother until she contacted [Senator] Barbara Mikulski's office and they reached out to the State Department.

  4. Annette March-Grier:

    We take them to the funeral home and help them see that if you're going to play the game, you have to realize there is an end to this game, this is our way of trying to reach them before it's too late.

  5. Joseph Ledinh grandfather:

    Every funeral home in New Jersey had the same product, hillenbrand, Matthews International and Aurora controlled the market. It was frustrating, but there was nothing we could do -- we had to buy that day.

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