a place where the dead are prepared for burial or cremation Usual US name funeral home
noun, Pennsylvania Dutch Cookery. 1. a traditional pie made with a black filling of raisins and lemon juice and presented to a bereaved family.
[fyoo-nuh-rer-ee] /ˈfyu nəˌrɛr i/ adjective 1. of or relating to a or burial: a funerary urn. /ˈfjuːnərərɪ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or for a funeral adj. 1690s, from Late Latin funerarius, from funer-, root of funus (see funeral (n.)).
[fyoo-neer-ee-uh l] /fyuˈnɪər i əl/ adjective 1. of or suitable for a . 2. mournful; gloomy; dismal: a funereal aloofness that was quite chilling. /fjuːˈnɪərɪəl/ adjective 1. suggestive of a funeral; gloomy or mournful Also funebrial (fjuːˈniːbrɪəl) adj. 1725, from funeral by influence of Middle French funerail, from Latin funereus “of a funeral,” from funus […]
[fyoo-nest] /fyuˈnɛst/ adjective 1. boding or causing evil or death; fatal; disastrous. adj. “portending death,” 1550s (implied in funestal), from Middle French funeste “unlucky” (14c.), from Latin funestus “causing death, destructive; mournful,” from funus (see funeral (n.)).