[ noun ] a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated


"hundreds of people attended his funeral"

Used in print

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

They held the funeral the next morning from the crossroads church and buried the little box in the quiet family plot .

He claimed to be visiting the waterfront saloon at the crossroads to play cards and drink with his cronies , but Kate had not smelled brandy on him since Mrs._Lattimer 's funeral .

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

The boyhood summers preceding their uncle 's funeral might never have been .

(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)

Did you go_to their funeral '' ?

Related terms

ceremony burial sky_burial