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 That reality angered Kanda Fletcher when a funeral home director relayed that full-honor burials at Arlington were restricted to officers and those killed in action. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "How a daughter's fight won full-honor burials for POWs, Medal of Honor recipients," 7 Jan. 2020 On Monday, standing in front of a packed crowd in a Jeffersontown funeral home chapel, Mitchum recounted her grandmother's hope. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "'Welcome home, Uncle Jack': 76 years later, a missing WWII Marine is buried in Louisville," 16 Dec. 2019 Friends may call at the funeral home from 10AM until the time of the service., "Frank W. Squier," 11 Dec. 2019 Women and death care Many people stereotypically think of morticians as older men who have been running the family funeral home business for decades. Rosie Colosi, NBC News, "This millennial mortician is closing the casket on the traditional funeral industry," 16 Oct. 2019 The second case will consider the case of a funeral home director, who was fired after coming out as transgender. Tara Law, Time, "9 Landmark Supreme Court Cases That Shaped LGBTQ Rights in America," 8 Oct. 2019 The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., "Deaths in Central Florida: 9/30," 30 Sep. 2019 Friends will be received at the funeral home from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM., "Deaths in South Florida: 9/6," 6 Sep. 2019 Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Yvonne Wenger,, "Virginia Catherine Ruth, a corporal in the Women’s Army Corps, dies," 4 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of funeral home

1895, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2020

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“Funeral home.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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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