(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. interment, burial, sepulture, inhumation, inurnment; cryonics (see cold).
2. (burial rites) obsequies, exequies, funeral [rites], last rites, extreme unction; embalming; wake; pyre, funeral pile, cremation, immolation; perpetual care; [death] knell, passing bell, tolling; dirge (see lamentation); death watch, vigil; deep six; dead or death march, taps, threnody, funeral procession, exequy, muffled drum; elegy, eulogy, panegyric, funeral oration; epitaph; obituary, death notice; autopsy, necropsy, postmortem. Informal, obit. See death.
3. (burial equipment) grave clothes, shroud, winding sheet, cerement; coffin, casket, burial case, shell, sarcophagus, urn, pall, bier, hearse, catafalque, cinerary urn; crematory, crematorium; human remains pouch, body bag. Slang, dead or meat wagon, bonebox, Chicago or pine overcoat, eternity-box, six-foot bungalow, tree suit, pine drape; glad bag, mummy sack.
4. (burial location) grave, pit, sepulcher, tomb, vault, crypt, catacomb, mausoleum, golgotha, house of death, narrow house; cemetery, necropolis, ossuary; burial place or ground; graveyard, churchyard; lych gate; God's acre, memorial park; tumulus, cromlech, dolmen, kurgan, barrow, cairn; bone-house, charnel house, morgue, mortuary, cist, columbarium; cinerarium, monument, marker, cenotaph, shrine; canopic jar; stele, gravestone, headstone, slab, tombstone; memorial, pyramid. Slang, boneyard, Boot Hill, marble orchard, cold storage, deep six, city of the dead, potter's field.
5. undertaker, embalmer, mortician, funeral director; funeral home; pallbearer, mourner; sexton; gravedigger; coroner; body snatcher, graverobber. Slang, black coat, cold cook, planter.
Verbs — inter, bury; lay in the grave, consign to the grave or tomb, lay to rest; entomb, inhume, inurn; lay out; lie in state; perform a funeral; cremate, immolate; embalm, mummify. Slang, push up daisies.
Adjectives — funereal, funebrial, funerary; mortuary, sepulchral, cinerary; elegiac; necroscopic.
Adverbs — in memoriam; post-obit, postmortem; beneath the sod.
Interjections — rest in peace, requiescat in pace, R. I. P.
Quotations — Bury my heart at Wounded Knee (Stephen Vincent Benét), Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him (Shakespeare), One of the crying needs of the time is for a suitable burial service for the admittedly damned (H. L. Mencken).
Antonyms, see disclosure.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. entombment, burial, inhumation; see funeral 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
burial, entombment, inhumation.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun An act of placing a body in a grave or tomb: burial, entombment, inhumation. See SHOW.

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