Definition of "undertaking" []

  • A task or assignment undertaken; a venture. (noun)
  • A guaranty, engagement, or promise. (noun)
  • The profession or duties of a funeral director. (noun)
  • Something undertaken; task, venture, or enterprise (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An agreement to do something (noun)
  • The business of an undertaker (noun)
  • The practice of overtaking on an inner lane a vehicle which is travelling in an outer lane (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "undertaking" in a sentence
  • "February 14th, 2009 at 11: 14 am to get extremely metaphorical, a successful stimulus undertaking is the manufacturing of bootstraps with which to pull ourselves up."
  • "But there is no case for the BOE to be loosening policy now, with inflation stubbornly above target and nominal growth close to 6%; Citigroup notes this means that policy makers are above the trend growth rate of 5% that the BOE targeted in undertaking round one of quantitative easing."
  • "To create the meal took two years of preparation, research and taste-testing, and the undertaking is chronicled with meticulous detail in "Fannie's Last Supper.""