What does undertaker mean?

Definitions for undertaker
ˈʌn dərˌteɪ kər for 1 ; ˌʌn dərˈteɪ kər for 2un·der·tak·er

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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.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Undertaker

    Specifically one who in former days undertook to be responsible for the custody of a corpse until the moment that it was lowered into the grave. This was the raison d’être of the two “mutes” stationed by him at the door of the house by day and by night as guards.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undertaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undertaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of undertaker in a Sentence

  1. Zig Ziglar:

    Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

  4. Denis Watley:

    Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

  5. William Arthur Ward:

    Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience

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  • pohřebník, funebrákCzech
  • bedemandDanish
  • Bestatterin, Leichenbestatter, Bestatter, Beerdigungsunternehmerin, Leichenbestatterin, BeerdigungsunternehmerGerman
  • εργολάβος κηδειώνGreek
  • director de funerariaSpanish
  • hautausurakoitsijaFinnish
  • croque-mortFrench
  • adhlacóirIrish
  • impresario di pompe funebriItalian
  • 葬儀屋Japanese
  • gorrker, definker, binaxkerKurdish
  • libitinariusLatin
  • begravelsesagentNorwegian
  • begrafenisondernemerDutch
  • agente funerárioPortuguese
  • гробовщик, директор похоронного бюроRussian
  • begravningsentreprenörSwedish
  • funihisepülan, funijisepülan, funisepülanVolapük

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