[uhn-der-tey-king, uhn-der-tey- for 1–3; uhn-der-tey-king for 4]
Origin of undertaking
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2. project, endeavor, job, effort, venture.
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Examples from the Web for undertakings
Does the human labour-force which carries on their undertakings belong to them?Freeland
But all that will finish soon, for all undertakings come to an end.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Any one of her undertakings was sufficient for one woman, but she compassed them all.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
The undertakings of a contract may be for the existence of a fact in the present or in the future.The Common Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Some he makes sick, while others he causes to be unfortunate in their undertakings.Short Sketches from Oldest America
- something undertaken; task, venture, or enterprise
- an agreement to do something
- the business of an undertaker
- informal the practice of overtaking on an inner lane a vehicle which is travelling in an outer lane
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Word Origin and History for undertakings
"enterprise," early 15c., verbal noun from undertake (v.).
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