undertaking

[ˌʌndətˈe͡ɪkɪŋ], [ˌʌndətˈe‍ɪkɪŋ], [ˌʌ_n_d_ə_t_ˈeɪ_k_ɪ_ŋ]

Definitions of undertaking:

  1.   The taking upon oneself of a taks or responsibility; especially, the business of managing funerals; an enterprise. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Engaging in; beginning to perform. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   That which is undertaken: any business or project engaged in. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Enterprise; business; project. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   Any business or project which a person engages to perform; an enterprise. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   of Undertake – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   Any business or project which a person undertakes; an enterprise. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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. It's a mighty big undertaking – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
  2. It was a terrible undertaking for most of our party. ” – Long Live the King by Guy Boothby
  3. Even Kirkwood was disturbed by some little awe when he contemplated the vast proportions of his undertaking – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  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. 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
  6. “ 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
  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. 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
  10. But such a vast undertaking demanded time. ” – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman

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