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fu·ner·al

 (fyo͞o′nər-əl)
n.
1.
a. A ceremony or group of ceremonies held in connection with the burial or cremation of a dead person.
b. Archaic The eulogy delivered or the sermon preached at such a ceremony.
2. The burial procession accompanying a body to the grave.
3. An end or a cessation of existence.
4. Slang A source of concern or care: If he doesn't meet the deadline, it's his funeral.
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling a funeral.

[Middle English funerelles, funeral rites, from Old French funerailles, from Medieval Latin fūnerālia, neuter pl. of fūnerālis, funereal, from Late Latin, from Latin fūnus, fūner-, death rites; see dheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

funeral

(ˈfjuːnərəl)
n
1.
a. a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
b. (as modifier): a funeral service.
2. a procession of people escorting a corpse to burial
3. informal worry; concern; affair: that's your funeral.
[C14: from Medieval Latin fūnerālia, from Late Latin fūnerālis (adj), from Latin fūnus funeral]

fu•ner•al

(ˈfyu nər əl)

n.
1. the ceremonies for a dead person prior to burial or cremation; obsequies.
2. a funeral procession.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to a funeral: funeral services; funeral expenses.
Idioms:
be someone's funeral, Informal. to have unpleasant consequences for someone.
[1505–15; < Middle French funerailles < Medieval Latin fūnerālia, neuter pl. of fūnerālis, derivative of Latin fūner-, s. of fūnus funeral rites]

funeral

- Once was a torchlight procession, from Latin funis, "torch"—because funerals of the Romans took place at night by torchlight.
See also related terms for torch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.funeral - a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or crematedfuneral - a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated; "hundreds of people attended his funeral"
ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
burial, entombment, inhumation, interment, sepulture - the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
sky burial - a traditional Tibetan funeral ritual in which the corpse is exposed to the open air to be eaten by sacred vultures

funeral

Translations
جَنَازَةجَنازَه
погребение
pohřebpohřební
begravelsebegravelses-
جنازه
hautajaiset
sprovodpogrebpogrebni
pemakaman
útförútför, jarîarför
葬式
장례식
bēresbēru-
pogreb
dženazapogrebsahranaпогребсахрана
begravning
งานศพ
cenazecenaze töreni
جنازہ
đám tang

funeral

[ˈfjuːnərəl]
A. N (= burial) → funeral m, entierro m; (= wake) → velatorio m; (= service) → exequias fpl
state funeralentierro m or funeral m con honores de estado
that's your funeral!¡con tu pan te lo comas!
B. CPD funeral cortège Ncortejo m fúnebre
funeral director Ndirector(a) m/f de funeraria
funeral home N (US) = funeral parlour funeral march Nmarcha f fúnebre
funeral oration Noración f fúnebre
funeral parlour Nfuneraria f
funeral procession Ncortejo m fúnebre
funeral service Nexequias fpl

funeral

[ˈfjuːnərəl] n
enterrement m; (more formal occasion)obsèques fpl

It's your funeral (= up to you) → C'est ton affaire.funeral director nentrepreneur m des pompes funèbresfuneral home (US) nfunérarium mfuneral parlour nfunérarium mfuneral procession ncortège m funèbrefuneral pyre nbûcher m, bûcher m funérairefuneral service nservice m funèbre

funeral

nBegräbnis nt, → Beerdigung f, → Beisetzung f (form); were you at his funeral?waren Sie auf seiner Beerdigung?; well, that’s your funeral (inf)na ja, das ist dein persönliches Pech (inf), → das ist dein Problem (inf)

funeral

:
funeral director
nBeerdigungsunternehmer(in) m(f)
funeral home
n (US) → Leichenhalle f
funeral march
nTrauermarsch m
funeral parlour
n (Brit) → Leichenhalle f
funeral procession
nLeichenzug m
funeral pyre
funeral service

funeral

[ˈfjuːnrl] nfunerale m; (procession) → corteo funebre; (state funeral) → funerali mpl
that's your funeral! (fam) → è affar tuo!

funeral

(ˈfjuːnərəl) noun
the ceremony before the burying or cremation of a dead body. A large number of people attended the president's funeral; (also adjective) a funeral procession.

funeral

جَنَازَة pohřeb begravelse Beerdigung κηδεία funeral hautajaiset enterrement sprovod funerale 葬式 장례식 begrafenis begravelse pogrzeb funeral похороны begravning งานศพ cenaze đám tang 葬礼
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