Definitions for undertakerˈʌn dərˌteɪ kər for 1 ; ˌʌn dərˈteɪ kər for 2

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•tak•erˈʌn dərˌteɪ kər for 1 ; ˌʌn dərˈteɪ kər for 2(n.)

  1. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: funeral director.

  2. a person who undertakes something.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mortician, undertaker, funeral undertaker, funeral director(noun)

    one whose business is the management of funerals


  1. undertaker(Noun)

    A funeral director; someone whose business is to manage funerals, burials and cremations

  2. undertaker(Noun)

    a person receiving land in Ireland during the Elizabethan era, so named because they gave an undertaking to abide by several conditions regarding loyalty to the crown, marriage, and using English as their spoken language.

    In 1588 Edmund Spenser becomes an 'undertaker' in the first Elizabethan plantation, receiving the forfeited Irish estate of Kilcolman Castle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undertaker(noun)

    one who undertakes; one who engages in any project or business

  2. Undertaker(noun)

    one who stipulates or covenants to perform any work for another; a contractor

  3. Undertaker(noun)

    specifically, one who takes the charge and management of funerals


  1. Undertaker

    The Undertaker comics were a short series of comic book adaptations of the character, The Undertaker. It was produced by the now defunct Chaos! Comics and was written by Beau Smith, with art by Manny Clark. It focused mostly on his background and also featured such characters as Paul Bearer, Mankind and the Undertaker's brother Kane.

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a person who organizes funerals.

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