from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One whose business is to arrange for the burial or cremation of the dead and assist at the funeral rites and who is usually an embalmer. Also called mortician, undertaker.
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- n. An undertaker, one who arranges funerals
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one whose business is the management of funerals
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CARMELLA ROSATO, it said, and Bennie wiped her eyes and forced herself to think of nothing but ordering that plate and being pleased that the funeral director had been able to obtain the one she wanted, in a modern font.
I was a funeral director in New York City when Roy Wilkins died.
I tried to tell her to wait and speak to the funeral director about it, but Melva has always been an “I can handle it” kind of person.
He clicked on a tab labeled CONTRIBUTIONS and discovered that the missing funeral director had donated over $150,000 to something called the “Global Outreach Committee.”