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    • 1. the ceremonies honoring a dead person, typically involving burial or cremation: "in the afternoon, he'd attended a funeral" Similar burialburyingintermententombmentOpposite exhumation

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      • A funeral is a ceremony connected with the final disposition of a corpse, such as a burial or cremation, with the attendant observances. [1] Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember and respect the dead, from interment, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor.
  3. funeral: [adjective] of, relating to, or constituting a funeral.

  4. a (usually religious) ceremony for burying or burning the body of a dead person: The funeral will be held next Friday. Over 300 mourners attended the funeral. a funeral procession More examples She looked remarkably composed throughout the funeral. A large black hearse led the funeral procession. Over two hundred people attended the funeral.

  5. Funeral definition, the ceremonies for a dead person prior to burial or cremation; obsequies. See more.

  6. A funeral is a ceremony to bury or cremate the dead. If you go to a funeral, wear black and try not to seem like you're having fun. Funeral comes from the Latin root fūnus, for "dead body," and so a funeral is the ritual that surrounds taking care of a dead body.

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