undertaking

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

un·der·tak·ing

noun \ˈən-dər-ˌtā-kiŋ, ˌən-dər-ˈ; 1b is ˈən-dər-ˌ only\

: an important or difficult task or project

: the business of an undertaker

: a promise or agreement to do or not do something

Full Definition of UNDERTAKING

1
a :  the act of one who undertakes or engages in a project or business
b :  the business of an undertaker
2
:  something undertaken :  enterprise

Examples of UNDERTAKING

  1. The restoration of the old theater is a huge undertaking.
  2. He advised us against such a risky undertaking.

First Known Use of UNDERTAKING

14th century

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