Undertaking

[ˌʌndətˈe͡ɪkɪŋ], [ˌʌndətˈe‍ɪkɪŋ], [ˌʌ_n_d_ə_t_ˈeɪ_k_ɪ_ŋ]

Definitions of undertaking:

  1.   of Undertake
  2.   Engaging in; beginning to perform.
  3.   A promise or pledge; a guarantee.
  4.   An enterprise; task.
  5.   The taking upon oneself of a taks or responsibility; especially, the business of managing funerals; an enterprise.
  6.   Any business or project which a person engages to perform; an enterprise.
  7.   Enterprise; business; project.
  8.   Activities associated with the physical burial of the dead. It excludes cultural practices such as funeral rites.
  9.   That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
  10.   That which is undertaken: any business or project engaged in.
  11.   Any business or project which a person undertakes; an enterprise.
  12.   any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; " he prepared for great undertakings"
  13.   the trade of a funeral director
  14.   Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
  15.   The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
  16.   The management of funerals.

Antonyms for undertaking:

calling off, abortion, recall, dropping, Recision, abandonment, revocation, rescission, cancellation, repeal, calling.


Quotes for undertaking:

  1. These ancient huts were soon cleared of the rubbish covering them. I planned them, and removed them for investigation below, which undertaking took until the fourth of Nov. – Howard Carter
  2. To venture upon an undertaking of any kind, even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy. – Emile M. Cioran
  3. The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. – Richard L. Evans
  4. In trying to make something new, half the undertaking lies in discovering whether it can be done. Once it has been established that it can, duplication is inevitable. – Helen Gahagan
  5. Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles. – Giuseppe Garibaldi
  6. Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win- essential to success. – Napoleon Hill
  7. Before venturing on so large an undertaking as is involved in the task I had set myself I consulted a number of distinguished scholars as to the desirability of such a series. – James Loeb
  8. I suppose directing on set is the most fun because it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking – Guy Ritchie
  9. My talent is such that no undertaking however vast in size... has ever surpassed my courage. – Peter Paul Rubens
  10. It's a difficult undertaking I've been married for four years and I see this movie as a cautionary tale about people who've gone deeply out of communication. – Mark Ruffalo
  11. Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking – Jessamyn West

Usage examples for undertaking:

  1. Thank you for undertaking the impossible. ” – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. In every undertaking everywhere and always, we pay for the faults of others. ” – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  3. “ " You speak with much sense, and I hope you will not be displeased at my undertaking this good work. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  4. And he ended by undertaking to deliver the town- hall over to them in ten minutes. ” – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  5. It was a terrible undertaking for most of our party. ” – Long Live the King by Guy Boothby
  6. It would be a private undertaking at first, but in the long run, who knows? ” – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  7. “ " So that the work you are undertaking here, madame," he added, addressing Veronique, " is really a service done to the country." ” – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  8. But, as this is to be my undertaking I think I shall have it my way. ” – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  9. Even Kirkwood was disturbed by some little awe when he contemplated the vast proportions of his undertaking – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  10. “ " It does not do to suppose anything in such an undertaking – Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  11. “ I couldn't see the folly of such an undertaking the supreme irony of it, until- until it was pointed out to me. ” – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  12. “ For more than a month he had been working as hard as he could at his picture, taking good care not to let it interfere with his other duties, lest his uncle should recall his permission; Aunt Gertrude tried to help him, and he had progressed; but there wasn't a chance in a million of his winning anything, and he was not sure but that he had made a mistake in undertaking the task at all. ” – Jane Lends A Hand by Shirley Watkins
  13. But dear, dear, dear, what a frightful undertaking for a poor girl, let her be never so wicked! ” – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  14. But on the other hand, I should like to be through with it before undertaking the story of my good men. ” – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  15. But such a vast undertaking demanded time. ” – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  16. “ Holt's pleasure in the prospect of being out of debt was swallowed up in the anxiety of undertaking anything so new to him as work out of school. ” – The Crofton Boys by Harriet Martineau
  17. If we would take part in the undertaking there were fifty gold pistoles for us to divide. ” – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  18. But there is so much to report in detail about this wholly admirable and modern undertaking that I must make another story of it. ” – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  19. It was a delicate undertaking – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  20. It's a mighty big undertaking – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton

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