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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fu·ner·al /ˈfjunrəl, ˈfjunə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fu·ner·al, a.  Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
 Funeral pile or Funeral pyre, a structure of combustible material, upon which a dead body is placed to be reduced to ashes, as part of a funeral rite; a pyre.
 -- Fu*ner*al*ly, adv. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fu·ner·al n.
 1. The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by interment, burning, or otherwise; esp., the ceremony or solemnization of interment; obsequies; burial; -- formerly used in the plural.
    King James his funerals were performed very solemnly in the collegiate church at Westminster.   --Euller.
 2. The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment. “The long funerals.”
 3. A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural. [Obs.]
    Mr. Giles Lawrence preached his funerals.   --South.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated;
          "hundreds of people attended his funeral"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Burying was among the Jews the only mode of disposing of corpses
    (Gen. 23:19; 25:9; 35:8, 9, etc.).
      The first traces of burning the dead are found in 1 Sam.
    31:12. The burning of the body was affixed by the law of Moses
    as a penalty to certain crimes (Lev. 20:14; 21:9).
      To leave the dead unburied was regarded with horror (1 Kings
    13:22; 14:11; 16:4; 21:24, etc.).
      In the earliest times of which we have record kinsmen carried
    their dead to the grave (Gen. 25:9; 35:29; Judg. 16:31), but in
    later times this was done by others (Amos 6:16).
      Immediately after decease the body was washed, and then
    wrapped in a large cloth (Acts 9:37; Matt. 27:59; Mark 15:46).
    In the case of persons of distinction, aromatics were laid on
    the folds of the cloth (John 19:39; comp. John 12:7).
      As a rule the burial (q.v.) took place on the very day of the
    death (Acts 5:6, 10), and the body was removed to the grave in
    an open coffin or on a bier (Luke 7:14). After the burial a
    funeral meal was usually given (2 Sam. 3:35; Jer. 16:5, 7; Hos.