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

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has made progress in matching the military grave markers that were discovered at an old funeral home. USA TODAY, "High Line milestones, Iowa’s big stink, Muscle Beach makeover: News from around our 50 states," 11 June 2019 The Trump administration reportedly paid an Irish funeral home almost $1 million to rent four limousines during the President’s two-day trip to Ireland this week. Amy Gunia, Time, "The White House Paid an Irish Funeral Home $1 Million to Rent Limos for Trump's Visit, Report Says," 6 June 2019 The state funeral board received complaints in 2015 from two owners of a Valley funeral home who alleged containers inside Saguaro Valley were double stacked outside the refrigeration unit. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Two Arizona funeral directors lose licenses after allegations that crematory stacked containers of bodies," 4 June 2019 Echeverria’s daughter Alexia Rose was discovered May 27 behind a Bellflower funeral home — propped upright in a child’s car seat, partially covered with a blanket. Christine Pelisek,, "Dad of Baby Girl Found Dead Behind Funeral Home Surrenders at U.S.-Mexico Border," 4 June 2019 The Post and Courier of Charleston reported on Moore as part of a June series detailing poor oversight of funeral homes around the state. Jeffrey Collins, Fox News, "Body left to rot in funeral home 3 years leads to charges," 27 Aug. 2018 On Sunday afternoon, June 13, viewers lined up outside Andy Skinner’s Main Street funeral home to pay their respects to a man who’d nearly done the impossible, who’d almost pitched the long-suffering Phillies to a first World Series championship. Frank Fitzpatrick,, "The undertaker who brought Jim Konstanty to life | Frank's Place," 23 June 2018 Dear Abby: My brother-in-law died a month ago and was cremated by the local affiliate of a prominent funeral home. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Fake flower prompts emotional reaction from offended widow," 6 June 2018 Colleagues of veteran Chicago Fire Department diver Juan Bucio, who died this week during a rescue operation, escorted his body from the Cook County morgue to a southwest suburban funeral home Wednesday. William Lee,, "Somber escort from morgue for Chicago Fire Department diver who died during rescue call," 30 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'funeral home.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of funeral home

1895, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about funeral home

Statistics for funeral home

Last Updated

17 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for funeral home

The first known use of funeral home was in 1895

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for funeral home

funeral home


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

More from Merriam-Webster on funeral home

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with funeral home

Nglish: Translation of funeral home for Spanish Speakers

Comments on funeral home

What made you want to look up funeral home? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!