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

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Take, for example, this shot of a pallid-looking Steven Crain and his father at a funeral home: Netflix The washed-out color amplifies the sense of sadness and exhaustion. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "How Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House uses color to underscore its horror," 26 Oct. 2018 In July, the unidentified body was taken to the Bellingham Fire Department’s Fire Station 1 to await pickup from a funeral home. Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News, "Washington state fire department used dead body for training without family's consent: report," 25 Sep. 2018 USA TODAY Sports MIAMI - Andre Dawson's ownership of a funeral home has only enriched his connection to the area in which he was raised and developed the skills that made him a Hall of Famer. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Andre Dawson on his Marlins firing and Derek Jeter: 'They need to pay me to evaluate him'," 8 May 2018 The algorithm was primed to look for an old photo, but of course, the funeral home photo counted as old, all these years later. Verge Staff, The Verge, "Seven scary stories to tell by the light of your screen," 31 Oct. 2018 Services for Antonio Mari are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Owen Funeral Home at 12 Collins Drive in Cartersville, according to an announcement on the funeral home’s page. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "Funeral set for prominent attorney killed at law office," 22 June 2018 McGuire was tasked with taking the body from the crash scene to a funeral home, WFMJ reported. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Paramedic took money from dead man’s pocket, cops say. But someone was watching.," 3 July 2018 Following the Funeral Mass, Jim will return to the funeral home for a wake to be held that evening from 5-8., "James A. Adams," 24 June 2018 Motorcycle riders from the Patriot Guard, Buffalo Soldiers, and American Veteran Motorcycle Riders led the hearse to the funeral home. Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune, "67 years later, Gary soldier gets military funeral: 'My family is just so happy to have him home'," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of funeral home

1895, in the meaning defined above

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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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