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 Their daughter Marilyn and her husband, Larry R. Holt, later operated the funeral home for nearly 60 years. Madeline Mitchell,, "Gump-Holt Funeral Home in Cheviot to be acquired by Spring Grove," 22 Feb. 2020 The funeral home owner, Dan Symonds, was also a veteran and provided the venue for free. Nick Givas, Fox News, "Hundreds attend Illinois funeral for veteran with no known family," 31 Jan. 2020 The former realty office and the funeral home properties are both slated for knockdown. John Hilliard,, "In West Newton, landmark proposal raises thorny issues over development," 29 Jan. 2020 The Spellmans place him in the funeral home’s basement to prepare for his burial. Ariana Romero,, "Who Dies In Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Part 3 — & Who Will Stay Dead?," 24 Jan. 2020 The funeral arrangements of Army specialist Angel Luis Lopez was to have the Honor Guard and processional walk from the funeral home to the cemetery. John Kuntz, cleveland, "Staff photographer John Kuntz’s Top 10 photos of the past 10 years," 26 Dec. 2019 Funeral services will begin Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:30AM from the funeral home followed by her Funeral Liturgy at 10:00 AM in SS Cyril and Methodius Church., "Bronislawa Lesinski," 10 Dec. 2019 When Tuilagi's family started their funeral home more 20 years ago, coffins weren't very common. Author: Miriam Berger, Anchorage Daily News, "Dozens of Samoan children have died of measles. So New Zealanders are sending child-size coffins.," 8 Dec. 2019 Please contact the funeral home for the time of the service or visit 954 587-6888., "Deaths in South Florida: 10/29," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of funeral home

1895, in the meaning defined above

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25 Feb 2020

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“Funeral home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 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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