The definition of a funeral is a ceremony celebrating or honoring the dead.(noun)
An example of a funeral is when your grandfather dies and you invite everyone to come to the church to hear speeches about him and to say goodbye.
See funeral in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < LL funeralis < L funus (gen. funeris), a funeral < ? IE *dheu-, to pass away, die
Origin: ME funerelles (pl.) < OFr funerailles < ML funeralia < neut. pl. of funeralis
See funeral in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English funerelles, funeral rites
Origin: , from Old French funerailles
Origin: , from Medieval Latin fūnerālia
Origin: , neuter pl. of fūnerālis, funereal
Origin: , from Late Latin
Origin: , from Latin fūnus, fūner-, death rites; see dheuə- in Indo-European roots.
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