undertaker


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un·der·tak·er

 (ŭn′dər-tā′kər)
n.
2. (ŭn′dər-tā′kər) One who undertakes a task or job.

undertaker

(ˈʌndəˌteɪkə)
n
(Professions) a person whose profession is the preparation of the dead for burial or cremation and the management of funerals; funeral director

un•der•tak•er

(ˈʌn dərˌteɪ kər for 1; ˌʌn dərˈteɪ kər for 2 )

n.
2. a person who undertakes something.
[1350–1400]

undertaker

mortician
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.undertaker - one whose business is the management of funeralsundertaker - one whose business is the management of funerals
embalmer - a mortician who treats corpses with preservatives
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills

undertaker

noun funeral director, mortician (U.S.) I went out of the room to telephone a doctor and an undertaker.
Translations
حانوتي يُجَهِّز المَوْتى للدَّفنحَانُوتِيّ
pracovník pohřebního ústavuzřízenec pohřebního ústavu
bedemand
hautausurakoitsija
pogrebnik
útfararstjóri
葬儀屋
장의사
pracovník pohrebného ústavu
pogrebnik
begravningsentreprenör
สัปเหร่อ
cenaze kaldırıcısıcenaze levazımatçısı
người làm dịch vụ mai táng

undertaker

[ˈʌndəˌteɪkəʳ] N (= director) → director(a) m/f de funeraria or pompas fúnebres; (= employee) → empleado/a m/f de una funeraria
the undertaker'sla funeraria

undertaker

[ˈʌndərteɪkər] nentrepreneur m des pompes funèbres, croque-mort m

undertaker

n(Leichen)bestatter(in) m(f); (= company)Bestattungs- or Beerdigungsinstitut nt

undertaker

[ˈʌndəˌteɪkəʳ] nimpresario di pompe funebri

undertake

(andəˈteik) verbpast tense ˌunderˈtook (-ˈtuk) past participle ˌunderˈtaken
1. to accept (a duty, task, responsibility etc). He undertook the job willingly.
2. to promise (eg to do something). He has undertaken to appear at the police court tomorrow.
ˈundertaker (-teikə) noun
a person who organizes funerals.
ˌunderˈtaking noun
1. a task or piece of work. I didn't realize what a large undertaking this job would be.
2. a promise. He made an undertaking that he would pay the money back.

undertaker

حَانُوتِيّ zřízenec pohřebního ústavu bedemand Leichenbestatter εργολάβος κηδειών director de pompas funebres, director de pompas fúnebres hautausurakoitsija entrepreneur des pompes funèbres pogrebnik impresario di pompe funebri 葬儀屋 장의사 begrafenisondernemer begravelsesbyrå przedsiębiorca pogrzebowy agente funerário гробовщик begravningsentreprenör สัปเหร่อ cenaze levazımatçısı người làm dịch vụ mai táng 丧事承办人
References in classic literature ?
The neighbors said it was the doctor first, then Emmeline, then the undertaker -- the under- taker never got in ahead of Emmeline but once, and then she hung fire on a rhyme for the dead person's name, which was Whistler.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner.
Here's the undertaker a-coming, to see how you're a-getting on with your work
The undertaker, instructed to spare no expense, provided long-tailed black horses, with black palls on their backs and black plumes upon their foreheads; coachmen decorated with scarves and jack-boots, black hammercloths, cloaks, and gloves, with many hired mourners, who, however, would have been instantly discharged had they presumed to betray emotion, or in any way overstep their function of walking beside the hearse with brass-tipped batons in their hands.
EVERY night in the year, four of us sat in the small parlour of the George at Debenham - the undertaker, and the landlord, and Fettes, and myself.
Let us fill up the certificate at once, and I shall take it myself to the registrar and go on to the undertaker.
Alfonzo Garcio, undertaker, deposes that he resides in the Rue Morgue.
Wade, till the undertaker fixes him up," and she was once more alone.
When the end came it was she who had to tell him to hitch up and go for the undertaker, and she thought it "funny" that he had not settled beforehand who was to have his mother's clothes and the sewing-machine.
It reminded me too painfully of that San Francisco undertaker who used to go to sick-beds with his watch in his hand and time the corpse.
Then he went to an undertaker whose shop he passed every day on his way to the hospital.