Interment vs. Funeral

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Main Difference

The main difference between Interment and Funeral is that the Interment is a ritual act of placing a dead person into the ground and Funeral is a ceremony for a person who has died.

  • Interment (noun)

    The act of burying a dead body; burial.

  • Funeral (noun)

    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."

  • Funeral (noun)

    A funeral sermon.

  • Funeral (adjective)

    alt form of funereal

  • Interment (noun)

    the burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites

    "interments took place in the churchyard"

    "the day of interment"

  • Funeral (noun)

    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"

  • Funeral (noun)

    a sermon delivered at a funeral

    "the community would call him to preach the funeral"

  • Funeral (noun)

    a procession of mourners at a burial

    "her funeral had to pass"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Interment (noun)

    The act or ceremony of depositing a dead body in the earth; burial; sepulture; inhumation.

  • Funeral (noun)

    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.

  • Funeral (noun)

    The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.

  • Funeral (noun)

    A funeral sermon; - usually in the plural.

  • Funeral (adjective)

    Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.

Webster Dictionary
  • Interment (noun)

    the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

  • Funeral (noun)

    a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated;

    "hundreds of people attended his funeral"

Princeton's WordNet

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