Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A task or venture undertaken.
  • noun The action of beginning a task or venture.
  • noun A guaranty, pledge, or promise.
  • noun The profession or duties of a funeral director.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who undertakes or engages to do any business, office, or duty.
  • noun That which is undertaken; a business, work, or project which a person engages in or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
  • noun The business of an undertaker, or manager of funerals. A promise; an engagement; an obligation; a guaranty; specifically, in American law, a formal obligation entered into by or on behalf of a party to litigation, and usually with sureties, for the payment of money or performance of some act if it should be adjudged due or otherwise become required, such an obligation being usually required as a condition of taking some step in the action, as, for instance, appealing or issuing an order of arrest or attachment.
  • Enterprising.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
  • noun A promise or pledge; a guarantee.
  • noun That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
  • noun The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
  • verb Present participle of undertake.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
  • noun the trade of a funeral director

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  • "Though you pay for the hands they're shaking

    The speeches and the mistakes they're making

    As they struggle with the undertaking of

    Simple thought."

    February 20, 2007