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funeral director

noun

  1. a person, usually a licensed embalmer, who supervises or conducts the preparation of the dead for burial and directs or arranges funerals.
  2. a person who owns or operates a funeral home.


funeral director

noun

  1. an undertaker


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Word History and Origins

Origin of funeral director1

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Example Sentences

“If there’s a cremation, there may be a memorial service or celebration of life all at one location,” said Robert Farrah, who retired in 2016 after 43 years as a funeral director in the Washington area.

First, I wanted to have the full experience of being a funeral director in America.

I was able to ask the funeral director, with the family's permission, for a lock of her hair.

Later, Ballard would seem very upset when the funeral director, Danny Phillips, fed the statement to reporters.

She herself had worries no mother of a fallen American service member should suffer as she consulted with a funeral director.

Tsarni contacted Peter Stefan, a funeral director in Worcester, Massachusetts, who was known to have handled Muslim burials.

The funeral director proved to be yet another person on the route for whom Rick had made extra efforts.

A viewing would have to wait until after a funeral director claimed the body.

Still (I discovered) to be buried by a funeral director is not the very latest, the most fashionable thing.

And were you present when the funeral director's personnel were preparing the body?

He was employed by a funeral director in Philadelphia to write obituary verses for memorial cards.

In his pocket as he spoke was the funeral director's bill for $200.

He came to his decision about the money for the funeral director quickly.

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