Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

undertaking  - definition and synonyms

 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun undertaking pronunciation in British English /ˈʌndə(r)ˌteɪkɪŋ/
Word Forms
Close
singularundertaking
pluralundertakings

Related words

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    [countable] something difficult or complicated that you do

    Organizing a wedding is a major undertaking.

  2. 2
    [countable] formal a promise, or an agreement

    He was required to give a written undertaking not to disclose the details of their contract.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] formal the business of an undertaker
    Synonyms and related words
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    4
    the act or practice of going past another vehicle from a lane inside them

    Middle lane hogging can prompt people to start lane-cutting, overtaking when they're not going fast enough, or undertaking.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/06/2013

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog