- the ceremonies for a dead person prior to burial or cremation; obsequies.
- a funeral procession.
- of or relating to a funeral: funeral services; funeral expenses.
- be someone's funeral, Informal. to have unpleasant consequences for someone: If you don't finish the work on time, it will be your funeral!
Origin of funeral
Examples from the Web for funeral
Yet even after the funeral protest, de Blasio was booed and heckled while addressing a new class of recruits as well.We Need Our Police to Be Better Than This
December 31, 2014
Those who are not working on Sunday will almost certainly attend the funeral for Liu.Cop Families Boo De Blasio at NYPD Graduation
December 30, 2014
The truest words at the funeral were those of young Jaden, as quoted by the governor.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos
December 28, 2014
Castro actually flew up to Montreal to be a pallbearer at the 2000 funeral of a beloved Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.Canada ♥ Cuba Just Got Complicated
December 22, 2014
As far as he is concerned, they're preparing his obituary and he doesn't care to attend the funeral.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Renny, give me that revolver, and I'll show you more fun than a funeral.In the Midst of Alarms
Knock at the door, whence the sable line of the funeral is next to issue!Main Street
His funeral had, however, been performed with full solemnity.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
And it made us hush down, too, and talk low, like people at a funeral.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Unaware of his funeral, Timmins himself stood scratching his poll.Quaint Courtships
- a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
- (as modifier)a funeral service
- a procession of people escorting a corpse to burial
- informal worry; concern; affairthat's your funeral
Word Origin and History for funeral
mid-15c., from Middle French funérailles (plural) "funeral rites" (15c.), from Medieval Latin funeralia "funeral rites," originally neuter plural of Late Latin funeralis "having to do with a funeral," from Latin funus (genitive funeris) "funeral, funeral procession, burial rites; death, corpse," origin unknown, perhaps ultimately from PIE root *dheu- (3) "to die." Singular and plural used interchangeably in English until c.1700.
Idioms and Phrases with funeral
see it's your funeral.