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2 definitions found
 for undertaker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Undertaker \Un`der*tak"er\, n.
     1. One who undertakes; one who engages in any project or
        business. --Beau. & Fl.
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     2. One who stipulates or covenants to perform any work for
        another; a contractor.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              To sign deputations for undertakes to furnish their
              proportions of saltpeter.             --Evelyn.
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              In come some other undertakes, and promise us the
              same or greater wonders.              --South.
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     3. Specifically, one who takes the charge and management of
        funerals.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  undertaker
      n 1: one whose business is the management of funerals [syn:
           mortician, undertaker, funeral undertaker, funeral
           director]

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