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 At the same time, two men at the funeral home across the street hear the truck crash. New York Times, 27 May 2022 The next minute, the gunman reached the last row of vehicles in the school parking lot and began shooting into at least three classrooms, just as law enforcement vehicles arrived at the funeral home. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, 27 May 2022 Escalon added that the gunman fired at two witnesses at a funeral home, but the official couldn’t immediately explain how the gunman wasn’t stopped in the 12 minutes between the crash and campus entry. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 26 May 2022 White is the sole provider for her children, working as a school bus driver and moonlighting at a funeral home. Malik Rainey For Cnn, CNN, 23 May 2022 Visitation will also be Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. James Weber, The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2022 As part of the original claim, officials also said that after shooting his grandmother in her home, the shooter got into a car and crashed near a funeral home across the street from the school at 11:28 a.m. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 1 June 2022 Patricia Cloud supported others through their grief at her funeral home job and spent every other Sunday serving dinner at her home to her family. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 14 May 2022 Against that backdrop, Geoff Burke, a local funeral director, recalled weeks when his Lewistown funeral home would handle up to 17 deaths, many of them from COVID-19 — triple its average. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 9 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of funeral home

1895, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Funeral home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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