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
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"Nothing, except that the head undertakers shall ride together, as is usual.
Let not the government of the plantation, depend upon too many counsellors, and undertakers, in the country that planteth, but upon a temperate number; and let those be rather noblemen and gentlemen, than merchants; for they look ever to the present gain.
Day by day unions and more unions voted their support to the socialists, until even Ernest laughed when the Undertakers' Assistants and the Chicken Pickers fell into line.
They were the dead of the Indian villages, carried by the Ganges to the level of the sea, and which the vultures, the only undertakers of the country, had not been able to devour.
Sowerberry,' said the beadle, as he thrust his thumb and forefinger into the proferred snuff-box of the undertaker: which was an ingenious little model of a patent coffin.
AN Undertaker Who Was a Member of a Trust saw a Man Leaning on a Spade, and asked him why he was not at work.
Sir Pitt in black, Lady Jane in black, and my Lady Southdown with a large black head-piece of bugles and feathers, which waved on her Ladyship's head like an undertaker's tray.
Towards the middle of the day the undertaker come with his man, and they set the coffin in the middle of the room on a couple of chairs, and then set all our chairs in rows, and borrowed more from the neighbors till the hall and the parlor and the dining-room was full.
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.
Then he went to an undertaker whose shop he passed every day on his way to the hospital.
I attended to all the ghastly formalities, and the urbane undertaker proved that his staff was afflicted, or blessed, with something of his own obsequious suavity.
The face, as it showed under the glass, was not disagreeable to look upon: it bore a faint smile, and as the death had been painless, had not been distorted beyond the repairing power of the undertaker. At two o'clock of the afternoon the friends were to assemble to pay their last tribute of respect to one who had no further need of friends and respect.