What does undertaking mean?

Definitions for undertakingˌʌn dərˈteɪ kɪŋ, ˈʌn dərˌteɪ- for 1-3 ; ˈʌn dərˌteɪ kɪŋ for 4,5

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word undertaking.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. undertaking, project, task, labor(noun)

    any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

    "he prepared for great undertakings"

  2. undertaking(noun)

    the trade of a funeral director

Wiktionary

  1. undertaking(Noun)

    Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.

  2. undertaking(Noun)

    A promise or pledge; a guarantee.

  3. undertaking(Noun)

    That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.

  4. undertaking(Noun)

    The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undertaking

    of Undertake

  2. Undertaking(noun)

    the act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business

  3. Undertaking(noun)

    that which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise

  4. Undertaking(noun)

    specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals

  5. Undertaking(noun)

    a promise or pledge; a guarantee

Freebase

  1. Undertaking

    Undertaking or overtaking on the inside refers to the practice of overtaking a slower vehicle on a road using the lane that is kerb side of the vehicle being passed; that is to say, a lane to the left of the vehicle in countries where driving is on the left, or a lane to the right of the vehicle in countries where driving is on the right. The practice of undertaking, therefore, may only usually occur on a motorway or other road where there is more than one lane in the same direction or when the width of the roads makes this possible. Many countries consider undertaking dangerous and therefore designate it a driving offence, however most countries make the distinction between involuntary undertaking as opposed to the deliberate attempt to pass a slower moving vehicle for one's own benefit.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'undertaking' in Nouns Frequency: #2220

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undertaking in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undertaking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Publilius Syrus:

    It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.

  2. William James:

    Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that assures the successful outcome of any venture.

  3. Ian Crawford:

    To explore the whole moon at the level of detail required, that's a big undertaking, but long term, we should be keeping an open mind to that.

  4. Jessamyn West:

    Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.

  5. Og Mandino:

    I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.

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