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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Her family interred her, at her own request, in the cheapest coffin available at the upper Manhattan funeral home where her body was taken. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Searching for Myself in Alice Neel’s Radical Portraits," 26 Feb. 2019 Bhandari was at a funeral home Friday helping Giri's family make arrangements. Fox News, "The Latest: Shooting victim was recent immigrant from Nepal," 21 Sep. 2018 Visitation will be held on SUNDAY, July 15, 2018 from 3 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home. Hartford Courant,, "Vito F. DiDonno," 13 July 2018 Moore's husband, Fred Parker Jr., said another funeral home went ahead and cremated his wife's body. Jeffrey Collins, Fox News, "Body left to rot in funeral home 3 years leads to charges," 27 Aug. 2018 The funeral home had just sent a card to Deb and Mike on the anniversary of Andrea’s death, but needed to pick up David. Mike Kilen, ajc, "Iowa couple fosters 100 babies after losing son, daughter on Mother’s Day," 12 May 2018 The funeral home declined comment when contacted by Ashley Remkus,, "Family suing funeral home because woman's body fell from hearse onto road, lawsuit says," 19 Mar. 2018 Before the funeral home closed the lid on his coffin, his wife tucked an image from the baby's latest sonogram inside. Michael Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "An addict dies in a New York school restroom. He was a teacher.," 27 Jan. 2018 These cemetery costs are separate from the funeral home costs, which typically include the purchase of a burial casket and embalming. Ace Ratcliff, SELF, "6 Things You Should Do Now to Prepare for Your Own Funeral," 30 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of funeral home

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of funeral home was in 1895

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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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