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Webster 1913 Edition


Undertaking

Unˊder-tak′ing

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Noun.
1.
The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
Hakluyt.
2.
That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
3.
Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
4.
A promise or pledge; a guarantee.
A. Trollope.

Webster 1828 Edition


Undertaking

UNDERTA'KING

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ppr.
Engaging in; taking in hand; beginning to perform; stipulating to execute.

UNDERTA'KING

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Noun.
Any business, work or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise. The canal, or the making of the canal, from the Hudson to lake Erie, a distance of almost four hundred miles, was the greatest undertaking of the kind in modern times. The attempt to find a navigable passage to the Pacific round North America, is a hazardous undertaking, and probably useless to navigation.

Definition 2022


undertaking

undertaking

English

Noun

undertaking (plural undertakings)

  1. The business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
  2. A promise or pledge; a guarantee.
  3. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
  4. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.

Translations

Verb

undertaking

  1. present participle of undertake