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

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•tak•ingˌʌn dərˈteɪ kɪŋ, ˈʌn dərˌteɪ- for 1-3 ; ˈʌn dərˌteɪ kɪŋ for 4,5(n.)

  1. the act of a person who undertakes any task or responsibility.

  2. a task, enterprise, etc., undertaken.

  3. a pledge or guarantee.

  4. the business of an undertaker or funeral director.

  5. (adj.)pertaining to such a business.

Origin of undertaking:

1325–75

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


Translations for undertaking

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

undertaking(noun)

a task or piece of work

I didn't realize what a large undertaking this job would be.

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