funeral funeral  /ˈfju nə rəl/


  • (n) a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

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  1. Local funeral directors wandering through the exhibit examine the politely titled Dimensions line, launched in 2004 to accommodate an increasingly beefier populace.
  2. Michael Jackson's family and some of his famous friends pay quiet tribute at the pop star's nighttime funeral.
  3. Even the dead are not immune to the credit squeeze, as many funeral directors, citing liquidity problems, leave bodies unburied.


  1. Funeral home fined for unauthorized cremation

    A Billings funeral home has been fined $3,000 and one of its employees reprimanded after the business cremated a body without proper authorization.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Montana Kaimin

  2. Funeral services set for Miami's Coles

    Funeral services have been announced for former Miami University basketball coach Charlie Coles, the school's all-time leader in victories who died at age 71.  
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WLWT-TV Cincinnati

  3. Funeral arrangements announced for former Gary Mayor Rudy Clay

    Funeral arrangements have been announced for former Gary Mayor Rudolph Clay.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

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  1. "I direct my personal representative to permit no members of the press to be present at my wake or funeral," Coleman stated.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Gary Coleman Source: The Associated Press

  2. "There is no need for funeral arrangements," said Michael Patrick King, who will direct the film. "I assure you that Mr. Big is a very `big' part of the `Sex and the City' movie."
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Michael Patrick King Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "I think the guys feel better after going to the funeral," linebacker London Fletcher said after the team returned to Washington. "It was a little bit of closure in a sense. It was something that we needed as a team. We're going to still...
    on Dec 4, 2005 By: London Fletcher Source: 940 News

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