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.
Those who are not working on Sunday will almost certainly attend the funeral for Liu.
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|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Castro actually flew up to Montreal to be a pallbearer at the 2000 funeral of a beloved Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.
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|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chatham had addressed him living, in verse, and peers sought for the honour of supporting the pall at his funeral.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 2 of 3)|John Doran
There has been no funeral from that house in Brunswick Road?Spies of the Kaiser|William Le Queux
This funeral dance a widow was apparently expected to renew in public at every festival for months after the death.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead|James George Frazer
He had felt in them, but hurriedly, just after the funeral the day before; he would examine them again.The Story of an African Farm|(AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
Grim legend clings around the account of Lags last illness and his funeral.
British Dictionary definitions for funeral
- a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
- (as modifier)a funeral service
Word Origin for 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.