undertaker

  • 1 undertaker — c.1400, a contractor or projector of any sort, agent noun from UNDERTAKE (Cf. undertake) (v.). The specialized sense (1690s) emerged from funeral undertaker …

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  • 2 Undertaker — Un der*tak er, n. 1. One who undertakes; one who engages in any project or business. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. One who stipulates or covenants to perform any work for another; a contractor. [1913 Webster] To sign deputations for undertakes to …

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  • 3 undertaker — [n] funeral director embalmer, grave digger, mortician; concept 304 …

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  • 4 undertaker — ► NOUN ▪ a person whose business is preparing dead bodies for burial or cremation and making arrangements for funerals …

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  • 5 undertaker — [un΄dər tā′kər; ] for 2 [ un′dər tā΄kər] n. 1. a person who undertakes something 2. FUNERAL DIRECTOR: a somewhat old fashioned usage …

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  • 6 Undertaker — Mark Calaway Pour les articles homonymes, voir The Undertaker. Mark William Calaway …

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  • 7 Undertaker — Mark William Calaway Daten Ringname(n) The Undertaker Mean Mark Callous Texas Red The Punisher M …

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  • 8 undertaker's — funeral home fu ner*al home , n. An establishment, usually commercial, where the bodies of dead persons are prepared for viewing before burial or cremation; called also {funeral parlor}, {mortuary}, {funeral chapel} and informally, {undertaker s} …

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  • 9 undertaker — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌteɪkə(r)] / US [ˈʌndərˌteɪkər] noun [countable] Word forms undertaker : singular undertaker plural undertakers someone whose job is to make arrangements for funerals …

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  • 10 undertaker — noun /ʌndəˈteɪkə/ a) A funeral director; someone whose business is to manage funerals, burials and cremations In 1588 becomes an undertaker in the first Elizabethan plantation, receiving the forfeited Irish estate of Kilcolman Castle. b) a person …

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  • 11 undertaker — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)teɪkə(r)[/t]] undertakers N COUNT An undertaker is a person whose job is to deal with the bodies of people who have died and to arrange funerals. Syn: funeral director …

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  • 12 undertaker — noun in those days, an epidemic of the flu would have the undertaker working around the clock Syn: funeral director, mortician …

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  • 13 undertaker —   Kanaka ho olewa.     Undertaker s establishment, hale ho olewa, hale kupapa u …

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  • 14 undertaker — A person engaged in the business of caring for the bodies of deceased persons and the disposition of them by burial or otherwise. 54 Am J1st Und & E § 2. One whose business it is to arrange for burying the dead and to oversee funerals. State ex… …

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  • 15 undertaker — noun Date: 15th century 1. one that undertakes ; one that takes the risk and management of business ; entrepreneur 2. one whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals 3. an Englishman taking over forfeited… …

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  • 16 undertaker — /un deuhr tay keuhr/ for 1; /un deuhr tay keuhr/ for 2, n. 1. See funeral director. 2. a person who undertakes something. [1350 1400; ME; see UNDERTAKE, ER1] * * * …

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  • 17 undertaker — un·der·tak·er ən dər .tā kər n an individual whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals called also mortician …

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  • 18 undertaker — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. funeral director, mortician; sexton; embalmer. See interment. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. mortician, funeral director, embalmer, cremator, body snatcher*. III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. mortician,… …

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  • 19 undertaker — un|der|tak|er [ˈʌndəteıkə US dərteıkər] n BrE someone whose job is to arrange funerals American Equivalent: funeral director …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 undertaker — un|der|tak|er [ ʌndər,teıkər ] noun count someone whose job is to make arrangements for funerals: FUNERAL DIRECTOR …

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