funeral home

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of funeral home

: an establishment with facilities for the preparation of the dead for burial or cremation, for the viewing of the body, and for funerals called also funeral parlor

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First Known Use of funeral home

1895

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Definition of funeral home for English Language Learners

  • : a place where dead people are prepared for burial or cremation and where wakes and funerals are held



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