Definition of cremains in US English:


plural noun

  • A person's cremated remains.

    • ‘A private family service will be held, with cremains to be interred at St. Alexander Roman Catholic cemetery, Woodridge, Man.’
    • ‘It contains approximately 1900 crypts and 5000 niches for cremains.’
    • ‘The cremains, a term of art in the funeral business, may certainly be felt if they are not sealed in a container; if they are, then feel free to touch the container.’