undertaking

  • 1 undertaking — un·der·tak·ing n 1: a promise or pledge esp. required by law 2: something (as cash or a written promise) deposited or given as security esp. in a court ◇ Undertakings are often required of one party during property actions (as for attachment) in… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 undertaking — un‧der‧tak‧ing [ˌʌndəˈteɪkɪŋ ǁ ˈʌndərteɪ ] noun 1. [countable usually singular] an important job, piece of work, or activity that you are responsible for: • Starting a new business can be a risky undertaking. 2. [countable] COMMERCE a business: • …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Undertaking — Un der*tak ing, n. 1. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business. Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Undertaking — may refer to: * The task performed by an undertaker. * The obligation resulting from a commitment that has been made. * In business, in particular in EU English , the term is used interchangeably with Enterprise, i.e. a business entity. * In… …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 undertaking — enterprise, early 15c., from prp. of UNDERTAKE (Cf. undertake) (v.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 undertaking — [n] endeavor, attempt adventure, affair, business, deal, effort, engagement, enterprise, essay, experiment, game, happening, hassle, hazard, job, move, operation, outfit, play, project, proposition, pursuit, shop, striving, struggle, task, thing* …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 undertaking — ► NOUN 1) a formal pledge or promise to do something. 2) a task that is taken on; an enterprise. 3) the management of funerals as a profession …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 undertaking — [un΄dər tā′kiŋ; ] also, & for 3 always, [un′dər tā΄kiŋ] n. 1. something undertaken; task; charge; enterprise 2. a promise; guarantee 3. the business of an UNDERTAKER (sense 2) 4. the act of one who undertakes some task, responsibility, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 undertaking — n. promise (esp. BE) 1) to give smb. an undertaking 2) an undertaking to + inf. (an undertaking to complete a project in six months) task, enterprise 3) a joint; large scale undertaking * * * [ˌʌndə teɪkɪŋ] large scale undertaking [ promise ]… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 Undertaking — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Undertaking >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 undertaking undertaking Sgm: N 1 compact compact &c. 769 Sgm: N 1 adventure adventure venture Sgm: N 1 engagement engagement &c.(promise) 768 Sgm: N 1 enterp …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 undertaking — noun 1 piece of work/business ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable (esp. BrE), large, major ▪ enormous, great, huge, massive, monumental …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 undertaking — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)teɪkɪŋ[/t]] undertakings 1) N COUNT An undertaking is a task or job, especially a large or difficult one. Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking. 2) N COUNT: oft N to inf If you give an undertaking to do something, you… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 undertaking */*/ — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌteɪkɪŋ] / US [ˈʌndərˌteɪkɪŋ] noun Word forms undertaking : singular undertaking plural undertakings 1) [countable] something difficult or complicated that you do Organizing a wedding is a major undertaking. 2) [countable] formal a… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 undertaking — Broadly, that which one has agreed to do. Technically, an obligation in writing binding the signatories to pay such an amount as shall be adjudged due. General American Industries, Inc. v County Court of Clear Creek County, 136 Colo 86, 316 P2d… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 15 undertaking — un|der|tak|ing [ˌʌndəˈteıkıŋ US ˈʌndərteı ] n 1.) [C usually singular] an important job, piece of work, or activity that you are responsible for ▪ Starting a new business can be a risky undertaking. 2.) formal a promise to do something ▪ Both… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 undertaking — un|der|tak|ing [ ʌndər,teıkıŋ ] noun * 1. ) count something difficult or complicated that you do: Organizing a wedding is a major undertaking. 2. ) count FORMAL a promise or agreement: He was required to give a written undertaking not to disclose …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 undertaking — noun 1 (countable usually singular) an important job, piece of work, or activity that you are responsible for: Starting a new business can be a risky undertaking. 2 (C) formal a promise to do something: an undertaking to respect people s privacy… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 undertaking — noun 1) a risky undertaking Syn: enterprise, venture, project, campaign, scheme, plan, operation, endeavour, effort, task 2) sign this undertaking to comply with the rules Syn: promise …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 undertaking — / ʌndəˌteɪkɪŋ/ noun 1. a business ● He is the MD of a large commercial undertaking. 2. a promise, especially a legally binding one ● They have given us a written undertaking not to sell their products in competition with ours …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 20 Undertaking — Undertake Un der*take , v. t. [imp. {Undertook}; p. p. {Undertaken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Undertaking}.] [Under + take.] 1. To take upon one s self; to engage in; to enter upon; to take in hand; to begin to perform; to set about; to attempt. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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