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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

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

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

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

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

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
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Funeral Translations

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