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Definition of Funeral

Babylon English

burial ceremony, procession accompanying a coffin to the grave; problem, affair (Slang)
of or pertaining to funeral
Funeral Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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.
Per. taining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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 funeral undertaker 
 funeral director 
 funeral cockatoo 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Angladd = n. a burial, a funeral
Arwyl = n. funeral solemnity
Cynhebrwng = n. funeral
Mygedorth = n. a funeral pile
The Devil's Dictionary
Funeral, (n.)

A pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker, and strengthen our grief by an expenditure that deepens our groans and doubles our tears.

The savage dies -- they sacrifice a horse
To bear to happy hunting-grounds the corse.
Our friends expire -- we make the money fly
In hope their souls will chase it to the sky. Jex Wopley
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Australian Slang
business; worry; concern: "That's his funeral"
WordNet 2.0

1. a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated; "hundreds of people attended his funeral"
(hypernym) ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance
(hyponym) burial, entombment, inhumation, interment, sepulture
Funeral Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To see a funeral, denotes an unhappy marriage and sickly offspring.

To dream of the funeral of a stranger, denotes unexpected worries. To see the funeral of your child, may denote the health of your family, but very grave disappointments may follow from a friendly source.

To attend a funeral in black, foretells an early widowhood. To dream of the funeral of any relative, denotes nervous troubles and family worries.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Dream Symbols
See death .
Funeral Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A funeral is a ceremony for honoring, respecting, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from interment itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. Customs vary widely both between cultures and between religious groups and denominations within cultures. Common secular motivations for funerals include mourning the deceased, celebrating their life, and offering support and sympathy to the bereaved. Additionally, funerals often have religious aspects which are intended to help the soul of the deceased reach the afterlife, resurrection or reincarnation.

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Funeral Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Funeral Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Burying was among the Jews the only mode of disposing of corpses (Gen. 23:19; 25:9; 35:8, 9, etc.). The first traces of burning the dead are found in 1 Sam. 31:12. The burning of the body was affixed by the law of Moses as a penalty to certain crimes (Lev. 20:14; 21:9). To leave the dead unburied was regarded with horror (1 Kings 13:22; 14:11; 16:4; 21:24, etc.). In the earliest times of which we have record kinsmen carried their dead to the grave (Gen. 25:9; 35:29; Judg. 16:31), but in later times this was done by others (Amos 6:16). Immediately after decease the body was washed, and then wrapped in a large cloth (Acts 9:37; Matt. 27:59; Mark 15:46). In the case of persons of distinction, aromatics were laid on the folds of the cloth (John 19:39; comp. John 12:7). As a rule the burial (q.v.) took place on the very day of the death (Acts 5:6, 10), and the body was removed to the grave in an open coffin or on a bier (Luke 7:14). After the burial a funeral meal was usually given (2 Sam. 3:35; Jer. 16:5, 7; Hos. 9:4).