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 directornoun

    one whose business is the management of funerals


  1. undertakernoun

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

  2. undertakernoun

    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. Undertakernoun

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

  2. Undertakernoun

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

  3. Undertakernoun

    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.

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  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. 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.

  2. Michael Donald:

    I didn't even know what he looked like as my child, the undertaker didn't want me to see where they'd made a footprint on his face with their boots.

  3. Barry Trotz:

    We are learning from our history and are looking it right in the eye and we went after this game. There's no nervousness on our part. We went after the New York Rangers in their own barn and almost pulled it off, i said to them all year defeat is not your undertaker and should be your teacher ... you’re going to see the Washington Capitals back here again.

  4. Zig Ziglar:

    Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

  5. Read MoreIf McGregor:

    I think it's people want the WWE-style thing now. We've seen UFC lose its authenticity. The McGregor style makes them a lot more money. And you kind of get this Ultimate Warrior-Undertaker scenario that we would have grown up with in the 80s.

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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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