undertaking Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “undertaking” in the English Dictionary

"undertaking" in British English

See all translations
(Definition of undertaking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"undertaking" in American English

See all translations

undertakingnoun [C usually sing]

us   /ˈʌn·dərˌteɪ·kɪŋ/
an effort to do something, esp. to do a large or difficult job, or the job that is done: Preparing for the US national census every ten years is a massive undertaking.
(Definition of undertaking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"undertaking" in Business English

See all translations

undertakingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈʌndəˌteɪkɪŋ/ us  
a job, task, or piece of work that someone has decided or agreed to do: a big/enormous/major undertaking This is an enormous and most ambitious undertaking.
formal a formal promise: an undertaking to do sth Many banks have given undertakings to lend more.an undertaking that Both companies gave an undertaking that they will stop discounting.
formal a business: IOC is India's largest commercial undertaking. 90% of the investment portfolio comprised investment in the securities of the associated undertakings.
(Definition of undertaking from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of undertaking?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“undertaking” in British English

“undertaking” in Business English

Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day

pollution

damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More