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funeral

[ fyoo-ner-uhl ]
/ ˈfyu nər əl /
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noun
the ceremonies for a dead person prior to burial or cremation; obsequies.
a funeral procession.
adjective
of or relating to a funeral: funeral services; funeral expenses.
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Idioms about funeral

    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

1350–1400; Middle English (adj.) <Medieval Latin fūnerālis, equivalent to Latin fūner-, stem of fūnus funeral rites + -ālis-al1; (noun), from early 16th cent., probably <Middle French funerailles<Medieval Latin fūnerālia, neuter plural of fūnerālis

OTHER WORDS FROM funeral

pre·fu·ner·al, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH funeral

funeral , funereal, funerary
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British Dictionary definitions for funeral

funeral
/ (ˈfjuːnərəl) /

noun
  1. a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated
  2. (as modifier)a funeral service
a procession of people escorting a corpse to burial
informal worry; concern; affairthat's your funeral

Word Origin for funeral

C14: from Medieval Latin fūnerālia, from Late Latin fūnerālis (adj), from Latin fūnus funeral
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with funeral

funeral

see it's your funeral.

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