funeral director


: one whose profession is the management of funerals and who is usually an embalmer

Example Sentences

the funeral director instructed the pallbearers on how to proceed
Recent Examples on the Web From their bound hands, the municipal funeral director surmised that they had been detained, tortured and killed by occupying Russian forces. Stephen Kalin, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2022 Wearing a black suit, a white tie, and white gloves, Burson, 6, worked alongside the funeral director and rode in the passenger side of the hearse. Nicole S. Daniel | The Birmingham Times, al, 11 Feb. 2023 Megan Comer is the third-generation owner of Alhiser-Comer Mortuary, which is operated with her sister, funeral director Nicole Comer-Postma. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Oct. 2022 The board interviewed each candidate before settling on Music, a local funeral director and the father of four children in the school district. Carole Carlson, Chicago Tribune, 21 Oct. 2022 It was initially carried by a Mercedes-Benz limousine provided by local funeral director William Purves. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2022 Written and directed by Jiangjiang Liu, Lighting Up the Stars tells the story of a surprise connection forged by a funeral director and an orphaned young girl. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 June 2022 According to the report, the funeral director also reported no signs of life. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 3 Feb. 2023 The funeral director left the facility shortly afterward. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 2 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of funeral director was in 1834

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Cite this Entry

“Funeral director.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

funeral director

: a person whose profession is the managing of funerals and the preparation of the dead for burial or cremation
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