Un`der*tak"ing, n. 1. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business. Hakluyt.

2. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.

3. Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.

4. A promise or pledge; a guarantee. A. Trollope.