An expensive gathering of family and friends to observe a corpse, state that the deceased "looks good" in his or her coffin, gossip over how the person died, and then cast lots to divide any remaining assets.

Often many of the attendees haven't had contact with the deceased in years but now believe that appearing at the funeral to show support actually matters to a dead person or the truly bereaved.
Mark: Man, if I hear one more person say that Uncle Ray "looks good" in his coffin tonight during funeral calling hours I'm gonna flip out!

Jake: I know, right?! That bone cancer ate him away and he weighed 47 lbs when he died! Makes no sense!
by dookeyboy December 2, 2010
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A very sad ceremony if dead person was your friend. It's something really unbelievable. Some says it's pointless but if you want to be with your friend untill the last minute it's very important to be there.
Funeral is the ceremony filled with real pain and fake sympathy.
by shaxx April 26, 2006
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A traditional grieving ceremony in which the family of the deceased mourns the loss of a $5,000 casket.
Billy, I know grandpa was a Nazi, but make sure no one else knows that at his funeral.
by PinocchiOpiate February 16, 2007
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Two of the worst things combined: church and death.
Person 1: Aw man I had to go to a funeral the other AND death.
by emilia1555 February 3, 2011
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When the friends, loved ones and acquaintances of a deceased person congregate around a coffin to bury the cadaver under dirt and white lies.
"Instead of a funeral, I'd like to be cremated with the intention of having my ashes preserved in a snow globe."
by nethcev! August 24, 2006
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A ceremony (often religious) commemorating the life of a deceased person. Usually includes a memorial service and a eulogy. Some say they are pointless because the person is dead and doesn't know the difference, but it's important for those left behind to say a final goodbye. Generally a funeral is followed by a burial. Funerals often are extremely sad depending on well one knew the deceased and if the person died young and/or suddenly.
This morning I went to a funeral for this kids dad. It was very sad.
by Matt0912 August 20, 2009
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A funeral is the ceremony that is held when the body of someone who has died is buried or cremated.
If you know the deceased, "I'm so very, very sorry. He was a wonderful man."
If the person was, say, a relative of a friend, and you're attending the funeral to give support for your friend, you might say how sorry you are, and then, "Fred had nothing but good things to say about his Uncle John. He had a huge impact on his life, and he loved his uncle dearly."
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