Funeral

Definition of Funeral

Fu´ner`al   Pronunciation: fū´nẽr`al
n.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.
King James his funerals were performed very solemnly in the collegiate church at Westminster.
- Euller.
2.The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
3.A funeral sermon; - usually in the plural.
Mr. Giles Lawrence preached his funerals.
- South.
a.1.Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
Funeral pile
a structure of combustible material, upon which a dead body is placed to be reduced to ashes, as part of a funeral rite; a pyre.

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burial, burial at sea, burying, caravan, cavalcade, cinerary, column, cortege, cremation, dead march, deep six, dirge, dirgelike, dismal, dress parade, entombment, epitaphic, exequial, exequies, feral, flyover, funebrial, funebrious, funebrous, funeral procession, funerary, funereal, inhumation, interment, last post, line, march past, mortuary, motorcade, mournful, muffled drum, mule train, necrological, obituary, obsequial, obsequies, pack train, parade, pomp, procession, promenade, review, sepulchral, sepulture, skimmington, stream, string, taps, train
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