What does obituary mean?

Definitions for obituary
oʊˈbɪtʃ uˌɛr iobit·u·a·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obituary, obit, necrologynoun

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

GCIDE

  1. obituarynoun

    pl. The section of a newspaper in which obituaries are printed; as, I saw the notice of his death in the obituaries.

  2. obituarynoun

    Especially: A notice of the death of a person, published in a newspaper or other periodical, accompanied by a biographical sketch which may be brief ro extended; as, the funeral director arranged placed an obituary in the local papaer.

Wiktionary

  1. obituarynoun

    A brief notice of a person's death, as published in a newspaper.

  2. obituarynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obituarynoun

    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. Obituarynoun

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

  3. Etymology: [See Obit.]

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obituary in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obituary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of obituary in a Sentence

  1. Judge Gorsuch:

    What I try to point out is … it’s not how big your bank account balance is -- nobody ever puts that in their draft obituary -- or that they billed the most hours, or that they won the most cases. It’s how they treated other people along the way, for me, [ I think of the ] the words I read [ just ] yesterday from Increase Sumner’s tombstone. I ’d like to be remembered as a good dad, a good husband, kind and mild in private life, dignified and firm in public life... I have no illusions that I ’ll be remembered for very long.

  2. Raleigh News Observer:

    Social media drives a lot of it. People feel more comfortable these days sharing more of their private lives, even the parts that aren't happy or glamorous, and that's influencing how they share the news when loved ones die; it's changing the ways they reach out for support, and, as more of these very unique obituaries get publicity, it makes people realize, 'Hey, an obituary can be whatever I want it to be.'.

  3. Clara Sorrenti:

    When you get your own thread on Kiwi Farms it means there are enough people who are interested in engaging in a long-term harassment campaign against you, the first thing that Kiwi Farms users did when my thread opened was find the obituary for my dead father and use it to find his memorialized Facebook page.

  4. Anthony Geary:

    It was once very difficult for me to realize that more than likely my obituary in the paper will read, 'Luke of Luke and Laura fame died today.' It was very upsetting when I came to that realization.

  5. Brendan Behan:

    There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.

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