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 Dictionary entry overview: What does funeral mean? 

FUNERAL (noun)
  The noun FUNERAL has 1 sense:

1. a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

  Familiarity information: FUNERAL used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FUNERAL (noun)

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A ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

hundreds of people attended his funeral

Hypernyms ("funeral" is a kind of...):

ceremonial; ceremonial occasion; ceremony; observance (a formal event performed on a special occasion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "funeral"):

burial; entombment; inhumation; interment; sepulture (the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave)

sky burial (a traditional Tibetan funeral ritual in which the corpse is exposed to the open air to be eaten by sacred vultures)

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