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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)

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.

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.""