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.
The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural.
Per. taining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar. George Eliot
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. Mark Twain
My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening. Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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