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Definition of Funeral


  1. 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.
  2. The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
  3. A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural.
  4. Per. taining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.

Funeral Quotations

When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack.
Gwen Moore

A friend of mine said something powerful at his grandfather's funeral. He said that the greatest lesson from his grandfather's life was that he died empty, because he accomplished everything he wanted, with no regrets. I think that, along with leaving a legacy, would be the greatest sign of success.
Marvin Sapp

I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral.
Keith Richards

Saying, 'I'm sorry' is the same as saying, ' I apologize.' Except at a funeral.
Demetri Martin

Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father's funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer's is concerned, we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective.
Patti Davis
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Funeral Translations

funeral in Italian is sepoltura, funerale
funeral in Norwegian is begravelse
funeral in Spanish is funeral, entierro
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