(n.) 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.
(n.) The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
(n.) A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural.
(n.) Per. taining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
(1) Our parents had no religious beliefs and there will be no funeral."
(2) At least 12 people were killed and dozens injured by a car bomb at a funeral in Jaramana at the end of August.
(3) Nepalese workers building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have been denied leave to attend funerals or visit relatives following the earthquakes in the Himalayan country that have killed more than 8,000 people, its government has revealed.
(4) The early evening clashes brought a dramatic end to a day that had started off with three large funeral rallies through the suburbs of Manama.
(5) A Benn family spokesperson said: "At the suggestion of the Speaker of the House of Commons and by agreement with the Lords Speaker, Black Rod and the dean of Westminster Abbey, an approach was made by Black Rod to the palace for agreement that Mr Benn's body rest in the chapel of St Mary Undercroft on the night before his funeral.
(6) Earlier this month, a private funeral took place for Nancy Lanza, the gunman's mother and the first of his 27 victims.
(7) Similar scenes of remembrance played out across the country – in a show of emotion not seen since the 1937 funeral of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, Czechoslovakia's first president after the nation was founded in 1918.
(8) The lossmaking chain of supermarkets, funeral homes and pharmacies said in a terse two-line statement that Stuart Ramsay had left the board with immediate effect after "an independent report, and at the request of the board".
(9) Facebook Twitter Pinterest A man and children in Lahore at the funeral of a family member killed in the blast.
(10) At Mabhouh's funeral, near Damascus, the Hamas leader Khalid Meshal blamed Israel for the killing, promising revenge and declaring an "open war".
(11) More than 200 people attended the East End-style funeral, complete with a horse-drawn hearse.
(12) "He was just a child," said Eray, 18, a student who joined the funeral procession.
(13) The cost of dying is rising faster than the cost of living: the average funeral now runs at £3,551.
(14) There is agreement among most left-wing and anti-capitalist campaigners that the demonstration before the funeral will be smaller than Saturday night's party.
(15) Twitter has become pivotal in organising anti-government dissent in the past year: the Occupy Gezi movement, which marches against the recently passed internet censorship bill that allows the government to block any content within four hours without a court order, and the massive street protest and the funeral attended by hundreds of thousands after the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan , were initiated via social media.
(16) Many families choose to decorate the coffin, either in the days leading up to the funeral or as part of the ceremony.
(17) They had come from across Israel to see Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel, both 16, buried side by side after funeral services at synagogues in each of their home communities.
(18) Fitch also raised concerns that it could lose customers after the intervention of hedge funds, which are forcing the mutual Co-op Group of funeral homes, supermarkets and pharmacies to cede control of the bank.
(19) The breakdown in talks between Barclays and Lehman came after government officials and senior Wall Street executives gathered for a third day at the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, in lower Manhattan, arriving in a funereal procession of black limos.
(20) After her husband’s death she carefully arranged the stirrups of the horse that accompanied his funeral procession.
(n.) The stoke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively, a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything.
(n.) To sound as a knell; especially, to toll at a death or funeral; hence, to sound as a warning or evil omen.
(v. t.) To summon, as by a knell.
(1) The BBC Trust The green paper sounds the death knell for the BBC’s current governance system in the form of the BBC Trust, which it says has come under “sustained criticism” as a result of the Savile scandal, the £100m Digital Media Initiative fiasco and excessive payoffs and salaries to BBC executives.
(2) He said: "If Heathrow builds its runway, it will be the death knell of low-cost flying for a generation."
(3) In the Commons yesterday all the former ministers were rounded on by a succession of Labour MPs claiming the moment marked the death knell of New Labour.
(4) Fashion's current preoccupation with art is effectively the death knell of the minimalist look – most art (Donald Judd and his ilk aside) is about getting messy.
(5) The return of the jihadists is likely to sound the death knell for the anti-regime opposition in north Syria.
(6) Brexit may sound the death knell for this progress.
(7) Saleh's return to Yemen after more than three months would seem to sound the death knell for the exit plan and the start of a bid to consolidate his ruling party's power base, which crumbled in his absence.
(8) You are neither the death knell for immigration reform nor the prime mover of the GOP agenda.
(9) "As such, it is highly likely the chancellor's annuity announcement will also turn out to be disastrous for first-time buyers and could represent the death knell of aspirations of homeownership for millions of young families.
(10) It will be the death knell for the whole Scottish literature "project" – a crushing denial of an identity that writers have been meticulously accumulating, trying to maintain and refine.
(11) Last Post in Iraq: this is the death knell of the American empire | George Galloway Read more Gen Bednarek adds: “The tougher issue will be, ‘what’s next?’ We must have local Sunni police and our tribes of Falluja sustain the fragile security, re-establish governance, and provide for the people,” he says.
(12) The regime’s offensive has been seen in the opposition-held north as a death knell for the UN deal, negotiated by its special envoy Staffan de Mistura, for a six-week ceasefire in the city.
(13) His comments were seen by some as sounding the death knell of the plan.
(14) And while the poll tax may be beyond the memory of most active politicians (the infamous riot that sounded its death knell took place 24 years ago this week) its consequences live on, from a contributory role in Mrs Thatcher's downfall to a massive and damaging centralisation of funding for local councils.
(15) In what some have described the death-knell for “Abenomics” – his three-arrow policy of monetary easing, fiscal stimulus and structural reform – recent currency and market turmoil have wiped out the gains made soon after he became prime minister in late 2012.
(16) However, the switch to refrigerated lorries and growth in supermarket power sounded the death knell for many of these smaller farms, with the number of dairy farmers falling from 200,000 in the 1950s to around 10,000 today.
(17) The Department of Health last month publicly sounded the death knell for Labour's ill-fated £11.4bn national programme for IT, which began in 2002 and was said to be the largest civilian computer project ever undertaken.
(18) In what was being seen in Westminster last night as the death knell of New Labour and a return to a form of traditional left-right politics, Darling became the first chancellor since the 1970s to announce income tax increases, and also scrapped Gordon Brown's fiscal rules to sanction a doubling of borrowing this year.
(19) The changing nature of the labour market in the final quarter of the 20th century sounded the death knell for the old job for life and the smooth career progression, but, says Reeves, the self-employment model characterised by WVM provided a means of upward mobility.
(20) It will not just be the death knell for the farm but the death knell for the whole community,” said Alan Davies, managing director of the FUW.