funeral director

noun

Definition of funeral director 

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

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Synonyms for funeral director

Synonyms

mortician, undertaker

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Examples of funeral director in a Sentence

the funeral director instructed the pallbearers on how to proceed

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In Uganda, funeral directors have put cremation on their brochures but find few or no takers. Washington Post, "Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo," 26 May 2018 Faust still has an active funeral director’s license, according to state records, but Furber said the license will likely be in jeopardy. Katie Park, Philly.com, "Bucks funeral home director pleads guilty to stealing nearly $300K from clients," 6 June 2018 Pictured beside Gary on the latest billboards is Fralisia Jefferson, one of his funeral directors. Theodore Decker, The Seattle Times, "Funeral home billboard targeting homicides stirs community," 3 Feb. 2018 Cremation became more popular than burial for the first time in America in 2015, according to the national funeral director’s group. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "No Expensive Caskets. No Toxic Chemicals. 'Green Burials' Growing In Popularity In Connecticut," 6 July 2018 But few people of any age get the opportunity to work as crossing guards, funeral directors or musicians. Andrew Van Dam, latimes.com, "A record number of folks age 85 and older are working. Here's what they're doing," 5 July 2018 But a funeral director starting his own crowdfunding website is not the answer, either, said Mr. Slocum of the Funeral Consumer Alliance. New York Times, "As Funeral Crowdfunding Grows, So Do the Risks," 5 June 2018 When the funeral director arrived at their home on Monday to take Jessica to the funeral home, Whelan carried her himself. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "[UPDATED]: Jessica Whelan, Whose Photo Helped Spread Awareness for Childhood Cancer, Has Passed Away," 22 Nov. 2016 Former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell declared March 18, 2000 as Juanita Sellers Day, a recognition of Stone’s success as a female funeral director and her many contributions to the community. Nancy Badertscher, ajc, "Juanita S. Stone, 89: Teacher, funeral director served community," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of funeral director

1834, in the meaning defined above

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funeral director

noun

English Language Learners Definition of funeral director

: a person whose job is to arrange and manage funerals

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