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funeral home

an establishment where the dead are prepared for burial or cremation, where the body may be viewed, and where funeral services are sometimes held.
Also called funeral chapel, funeral church, funeral parlor, funeral residence, mortuary.
Origin of funeral home
1935-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for funeral home
  • Regarding the tradition of a wake: they typically take place in a church or funeral home in my experience.
  • Any complaints about the program have been because people misunderstood the funeral home's true intentions, he adds.
  • The place was more silent than a funeral home by night.
  • Mom says nothing and fans herself with the funeral home fan.
  • When a children's movie is set in a funeral home, you know it's going to be heart-wrenching.
  • They arrange for a hearse to carry the body to the funeral home or mortuary.
  • Choose a funeral home with which you feel comfortable.
  • The family can have the body moved to the funeral home of their choice.
  • The funeral home you have selected as your beneficiary will also be listed.
  • Name, address and phone number of the funeral home at final destination.

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