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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An obituary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sinking of a star or planet below the horizon; setting.
  • noun Death; decease; the fact or time of death.
  • noun A religious service for a person deceased, preceding the interment; the office for the dead.
  • noun The anniversary of a person's death, or a service or observance on the anniversary of his death (also called an annal, annual, or year's mind); more particularly, a memorial service on the anniversary of the death of the founder or benefactor of a church, college, or other institution. In old writers also spelled obite, obyte.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Death; decease; the date of one's death.
  • noun A funeral solemnity or office; obsequies.
  • noun A service for the soul of a deceased person on the anniversary of the day of his death.
  • noun Same as obituary; -- by shortenting.
  • noun See Post-obit.

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  • noun informal an obituary

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, death, record of date of death, from Old French, death, from Latin obitus; see obituary.]

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