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Definition of Funeral

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

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

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
Quintus Ennius

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
Mark Twain

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Mark Twain

To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
Charles Baudelaire
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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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