American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ceremony or group of ceremonies held in connection with the burial or cremation of a dead person.
- n. Archaic The eulogy delivered or the sermon preached at such a ceremony.
- n. The burial procession accompanying a body to the grave.
- n. An end or a cessation of existence.
- n. Slang A source of concern or care: If he doesn't meet the deadline, it's his funeral.
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a funeral.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to burial or sepulture; used, spoken, etc., at the interment of the dead; as, a funeral torch; funeral rites; a funeral train or procession; a funeral oration.
- n. The ceremony of burying a dead person; the solemnization of interment; obsequies: formerly used also in the plural.
- n. A procession of persons attending the burial of the dead; a funeral train.
- n. A funeral sermon: usually in the plural, Davies.
- adj. Being related to a ceremony in honor of a deceased person.
- n. A ceremony to honour of a deceased person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
- n. obsolete A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural.
- adj. Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead.
- n. a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
- 1437, from Middle French funerailles ("funeral rites") pl., from Medieval Latin funeralia ("funeral rites"), originally neuter plural of Late Latin funeralis ("having to do with a funeral"), from Latin funere, ablative of funus ("funeral, death, corpse"), origin unknown, perhaps ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (“to die”). Singular and plural used interchangeably in English until circa 1700. The adjective funereal is first attested 1725, by influence of Middle French funerail, from Latin funereus, from funus. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English funerelles, funeral rites, from Old French funerailles, from Medieval Latin fūnerālia, neuter pl. of fūnerālis, funereal, from Late Latin, from Latin fūnus, fūner-, death rites. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“- Letting your daughter show up in her street clothes to her grandmother's funeral (I had a really hard time believing anyone would actually do this, even if it was probably played for laughs, but maybe somebody has had a different experience?) - Grandmother's * funeral*!”
“For most people, attending a funeral is a time to pay respects and lend support.”
“Taking pictures after a funeral is an awkward thing to accomplish.”
“Moral of the story: a funeral is a bad place to make jokes.”
“Here's a hint To politicize a funeral is apparently business as usual for the moonbat wing of the democrat party, which apparently is in the pilot's seat.”
“As to why the bus drivers in Oaxaca and Guadalajara run back over you to make sure you are dead, a funeral is a hell of a lot cheaper than taking care of an injured person for 30 years.”
“Mini-Hariri just released a statement in which he called the funeral of Pierre Gemayyel a "wedding".”
“About 40 pro-life supporters took part in what they called a funeral procession to Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday to mark the fourth anniversary of legalised abortion in South Africa.”
“The cost of the funeral is the third largest expenditure, after a house and a car, in the life of an ordinary American family.”
“A hearse will appear again in a few days, perhaps the same hearse, the horses covered up with black made to look ridiculous with voluminous weed, the coachman no better than a zany, the ominous superior mute directing the others with a wand; there will be a procession of relatives and friends, all wearing crepe and black gloves, and most of them thinking how soon they can get back to their business: that masquerade which we call a funeral!”
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