The act of burying a dead body; burial.
A ceremony to honour and remember a deceased person. Often distinguished from a memorial service by the presence of the body of the deceased.
‘No one likes to go to funerals.’;
The act or ceremony of depositing a dead body in the earth; burial; sepulture; inhumation.
A funeral sermon.
the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
the burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites
‘interments took place in the churchyard’; ‘the day of interment’;
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.
‘King James his funerals were performed very solemnly in the collegiate church at Westminster.’;
The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
A funeral sermon; - usually in the plural.
‘Mr. Giles Lawrence preached his funerals.’;
Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated;
‘hundreds of people attended his funeral’;
a ceremony or service held shortly after a person's death, usually including the person's burial or cremation
‘in the afternoon, he'd attended a funeral’; ‘a funeral service’;
a sermon delivered at a funeral
‘the community would call him to preach the funeral’;
a procession of mourners at a burial
‘her funeral had to pass’;
A funeral is a ceremony connected with the final disposition of a corpse, such as a burial or cremation, with the attendant observances. 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.