- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. obsequies; burial, interment, entombment.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [Rites for the dead]Syn. burial, interment, last rites, obsequies, memorial service, burial ceremony, sepulture, entombment, mortuary rites, requiem, inhumation, cremation, funeral solemnities, funeral service.2. [Those attending a dead body]Syn. cortege, mourners, pall bearers, funeral procession, funeral train.• be one's funeral,III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.obsequies, exequies, burial, inhumation, interment, entombment, last rites, services, cremation. ''The last bedtime story.''—Leonard Levinson. ''A consolation to the living than of any service to the dead.''—Saint Augustine.WORD FIND• announcement: obituary• automobile/coach that carries coffin to cemetery: hearse• bell toll signaling death: knell• bugle call at military funeral: taps• burial at sea: deep six• burial cloth or sheet: shroud, winding sheet• Catholic Mass for: Requiem Mass• churchyard gateway sheltering coffin at service: lich gate• coffin carriers: pallbearers• euphemism, burying: lay to rest• friends, relatives of deceased: bereaved, mourners• mourn aloud by weeping, wailing, etc.: lament• pile of wood on which corpse is burned: pyre• praise for deceased: eulogy• prayer for deceased: requiescat• procession: cortege, death march• RIP: rest in peace• song of lament: dirge, elegy, requiem, threnody• undertaker: mortician watch or viewing of the deceased, often with• festivities: wake, vigil
English dictionary for students. 2013.