funeral

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. obsequies; burial, interment, entombment.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Rites for the dead]
Syn. burial, interment, last rites, obsequies, memorial service, burial ceremony, sepulture, entombment, mortuary rites, requiem, inhumation, cremation, funeral solemnities, funeral service.
2. [Those attending a dead body]
Syn. cortege, mourners, pall bearers, funeral procession, funeral train.
be one's funeral,
Syn. harm oneself, hurt, damage; see destroy 1 , ruin 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
obsequies, exequies, burial, inhumation, interment, entombment, last rites, services, cremation. ''The last bedtime story.''—Leonard Levinson. ''A consolation to the living than of any service to the dead.''—Saint Augustine.
WORD FIND
announcement: obituary
automobile/coach that carries coffin to cemetery: hearse
bell toll signaling death: knell
bugle call at military funeral: taps
burial at sea: deep six
burial cloth or sheet: shroud, winding sheet
Catholic Mass for: Requiem Mass
churchyard gateway sheltering coffin at service: lich gate
coffin carriers: pallbearers
euphemism, burying: lay to rest
friends, relatives of deceased: bereaved, mourners
mourn aloud by weeping, wailing, etc.: lament
pile of wood on which corpse is burned: pyre
praise for deceased: eulogy
prayer for deceased: requiescat
procession: cortege, death march
RIP: rest in peace
song of lament: dirge, elegy, requiem, threnody
undertaker: mortician watch or viewing of the deceased, often with
festivities: wake, vigil

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  • Funeral — Fu ner*al, a. [LL. funeralis. See {Funeral}, n.] Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Funeral pile} or {Funeral pyre}, a structure of combustible material,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funeral — Студийный альбом Arcade Fire Дата выпуска 14 сентября 2004 …   Википедия

  • funeral — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. funérailles (pl.) funeral rites (15c.), from M.L. funeralia funeral rites, originally neuter plural of L.L. funeralis having to do with a funeral, from L. funus (gen. funeris) funeral, funeral procession, burial rites;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Funeral — Fu ner*al (f[=u] n[ e]r*al), n. [LL. funeralia, prop. neut. pl. of funeralis of a funeral, fr. L. funus, funeris, funeral: cf. F. fun[ e]railles.] 1. The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funeral — Album par Arcade Fire Sortie 14 septembre 2004 et 28 février 2005 Durée 48:12 Genre Indie Rock Label …   Wikipédia en Français

  • funeral — adjetivo 1. Del entierro o las exequias: La misa funeral será el lunes. Sinónimo: funerario. sustantivo masculino 1. Ceremonia religiosa que se hace por un difunto: Se celebró ayer un solemne funeral. Al funeral asistió muchísima gente …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • funeral — ► NOUN ▪ a ceremony in which a dead person is buried or cremated. ● it s one s funeral Cf. ↑it s one s funeral ORIGIN Latin funeralia, from funus funeral, death, corpse …   English terms dictionary

  • funeral — [fyo͞o′nər əl] adj. [ME < LL funeralis < L funus (gen. funeris), a funeral < ? IE * dheu , to pass away, DIE1] of or having to do with a funeral n. [ME funerelles (pl.) < OFr funerailles < ML funeralia < neut. pl. of funeralis]… …   English World dictionary

  • Funeral — Studioalbum von Arcade Fire Veröffentlichung 2004 (Europa 2005) Label Rough Trade Records …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • funéral — ⇒FUNÉRAL, ALE, AUX, adj. Rare. Qui a rapport aux funérailles. Cérémonies funérales. Narcisse... (...) effeuille aux mânes du défunt Sur ce vide tombeau la funérale rose (VALÉRY, Alb. vers anc., 1900, p. 83). Au fig. Lugubre. La gondole, espèce de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • funeral — s. m. 1. Condução aparatosa de um cadáver. 2. Virada para baixo (a arma). 3. Oblíquas (as vergas do navio). • adj. 2 g. 4. Fúnebre; funéreo. 5. em funeral: a meia haste (a bandeira) …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa


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