funeral parlor
funeral home fu"ner*al home`, n. An establishment, usually commercial, where the bodies of dead persons are prepared for viewing before burial or cremation; called also {funeral parlor}, {mortuary}, {funeral chapel} and informally, {undertaker's}. The body may or may not be preserved by embalming before viewing or burial, and in some cases the body is not exposed for viewing, though present in a casket. Often, some form of memorial service is held for the deceased at the funeral home, where friends and relatives may come to pay their respects to the dead, and express condolence to the family. The work of preparation of the body and many other arrangements related to the funeral and burial are carried out by an undertaker or mortician who manages the funeral home. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • funeral parlor — fu ner*al par lor, n. Same as {funeral home}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • funeral parlor — noun a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑funeral home, ↑funeral parlour, ↑funeral chapel, ↑funeral church, ↑funeral residence • Hypernyms: ↑morgue …   Useful english dictionary

  • funeral parlor — noun see funeral home …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • funeral parlor — noun a mortuary or funeral home …   Wiktionary

  • funeral parlor — business that provides various funeral services …   English contemporary dictionary

  • funeral parlor —   Hale ho olewa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • funeral chapel — funeral home fu ner*al home , n. An establishment, usually commercial, where the bodies of dead persons are prepared for viewing before burial or cremation; called also {funeral parlor}, {mortuary}, {funeral chapel} and informally, {undertaker s} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • funeral home — fu ner*al home , n. An establishment, usually commercial, where the bodies of dead persons are prepared for viewing before burial or cremation; called also {funeral parlor}, {mortuary}, {funeral chapel} and informally, {undertaker s}. The body… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • funeral home — funeral ,home or funeral ,parlor noun count a place where the body of a dead person is prepared and kept before the funeral, and where relatives and friends may go to see it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • funeral home — or funeral parlor n. a business establishment where the bodies of the dead are prepared for burial or cremation and where funeral services can be held …   English World dictionary

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