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undertaker

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noun un·der·tak·er \ˌən-dər-ˈtā-kər, 2 is ˈən-dər-ˌ\

Simple Definition of undertaker

  • : a person whose job is to arrange and manage funerals

Full Definition of undertaker

  1. 1 :  one that undertakes :  one that takes the risk and management of business :  entrepreneur

  2. 2 :  one whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals

  3. 3 :  an Englishman taking over forfeited lands in Ireland in the 16th and 17th centuries

Examples of undertaker

  1. <the undertaker wore black clothes and a solemn expression>



15th Century

First Known Use of undertaker

15th century


UNDERTAKER Defined for Kids

undertaker

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noun un·der·tak·er \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kər\

Definition of undertaker

  1. :  a person whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to take charge of funerals




Medical Dictionary

undertaker

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noun un·der·tak·er \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kər\

Medical Definition of undertaker

  1. :  an individual whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals—called also mortician





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