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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: funeralis, from Latin funus 'funeral'

funeral

noun
     
Related topics: Death
fu‧ne‧ral [countable]
1MX a religious ceremony for burying or cremating (=burning) someone who has died [↪ burial, cremation]:
The funeral will be held at St. Martin's Church.
Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of the two boys.
the minister who conducted the funeral service
Nelson's funeral procession down the Thames
Ramdas set fire to the funeral pyre.
2

it's your funeral

spoken used to warn someone that they, and no one else, must deal with the results of their actions
WORD FOCUS: die WORD FOCUS: die
a ceremony for someone who has died: funeral a ceremony at which someone who has died is buried or burned
burial
when someone's body is put into the ground
cremation
when someone's body is burned
hearse
a large car that takes the body to the funeral
coffin
a box in which someone is buried or carried to the funeral
grave
the place where someone is buried
graveyard
/cemetery an area where dead people are buried
undertaker
someone who arranges funerals
the mourners
the people at a funeral
die

See also
die

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