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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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The funeral shall be this afternoon, and we will all go.
where, after a day spent in holding funeral services over the dead bearer, preparations were made for proceeding farther.
When I went to my grandmother's funeral was the only time I was ever in my grandmother's house.
Deprived of his book and his pipe, he was fain to trust to a memory that rarely failed him on such subjects; and breaking forth in a loud and impassioned strain, he endeavored to smooth his passage into the other world by singing the opening verse of a funeral anthem.
In Colonel Pyncheon's funeral sermon, which was printed, and is still extant, the Rev.
Many dismal tales were told about funeral trains, and mourning cries and wailings heard and seen about the great tree where the unfortunate Major Andre was taken, and which stood in the neighborhood.
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
In life but few of them would have helped the whale, I ween, if peradventure he had needed it; but upon the banquet of his funeral they most piously do pounce.
For twenty-five years old Antanas Rudkus and his son had dwelt in the forest together, and it was hard to part in this way; perhaps it was just as well that Jurgis had to give all his attention to the task of having a funeral without being bankrupted, and so had no time to indulge in memories and grief.
I tell you, he's a regular hearse for blackness and sobriety, and will drive you like a funeral, if you want.
Visit the Navy Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts--a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniment, though it may be,
Conceive of the ingenious devilishness of that queen: she had a special hatred for this prisoner, and she had INVENTED all those funer- als herself, to scorch his heart with; and the sublimest stroke of genius of the whole thing was leaving the family-invoice a funeral SHORT, so as to let him wear his poor old soul out guessing.