funeral home


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

Examples of funeral home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Greenidge based the woman on Henrietta Duterte, a Black abolitionist in Philadelphia who used her funeral home to help people escape. New York Times, "Excellence Runs in the Family. Her Novel’s Heroine Wants Something Else.," 21 Mar. 2021 The fourth tier of the first phase will include primary care doctors, dentists, funeral home workers, and blood and organ donation staff. Globe Staff,, "R.I. officials detail who will receive COVID-19 vaccine in the next two months," 29 Dec. 2020 Texas is putting hospital staff, nursing home workers and paramedics at the top of the list, followed by outpatient medical employees, pharmacists, funeral home workers and school nurses. The Salt Lake Tribune, "States plan for vaccines as daily U.S. virus deaths top 3,100," 3 Dec. 2020 The two dozen victims her funeral home has handled included bus drivers, nurses and grocery clerks — essential workers who didn’t have the luxury of sheltering in place. Los Angeles Times, "A survivor. A funeral director. A marriage divided. How Americans’ COVID experiences shape their votes," 2 Nov. 2020 One site to be searched, known as the Original 18, is where old funeral home records indicate up to 18 Black people who were massacre victims were buried. NBC News, "Tulsa digs again for victims of 1921 race massacre," 19 Oct. 2020 Saturday morning’s funeral included a procession from the funeral home to St. Kieran Church on 195th Street, including a mile-long line of police vehicles from the region. Jesse Wright,, "Friends, colleagues say Chicago Heights Officer Gary Hibbs was generous, a good man," 20 Mar. 2021 Behind the pub was a funeral home, and the business was owned by two brothers. Globe Staff,, "6 last-minute takeout specials for St. Patrick’s Day in Rhode Island," 17 Mar. 2021 Ryan Bernard founded the funeral home in 2017 by and the show wrapped filming the first season in early 2020. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Is 'Buried by the Bernards' Real? What You Should Know Before Watching the Netflix Show," 6 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of funeral home

1895, in the meaning defined above

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8 Apr 2021

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“Funeral home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of funeral home

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

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