2. To venture; to hazard. [Obs.]
It is the cowish terror of his spiritShak.
That dare not undertake.
3. To give a promise or guarantee; to be surety.
But on mine honor dare I undertakeShak.
For good lord Titus' innocence in all.
1. One who undertakes; one who engages in any project or business. Beau. & Fl.
2. One who stipulates or covenants to perform any work for another; a contractor.
To sign deputations for undertakes to furnish their proportions of saltpeter.Evelyn.
In come some other undertakes, and promise us the same or greater wonders.South.
3. Specifically, one who takes the charge and management of funerals.
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.
(Un`der*tap"ster) n. Assistant to a tapster.
(Un"der*taxed`) a. Taxed too little, or at a lower rate than others.
(Un"der*ten`an*cy) n. Tenancy or tenure under a tenant or lessee; the tenure of an undertenant.
(Un"der*ten`ant) n. The tenant of a tenant; one who holds lands or tenements of a tenant
(Un"der**thing`) n. Something that is inferior and of little worth. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
(Un"der*tide` Un"der*time`) n. [Under + tide, time. Cf. Undern.] The under or after part of
the day; undermeal; evening. [Obs.]
He, coming home at undertime, there foundSpenser.
The fairest creature that he ever saw.
(Un"der*tone`) n. A low or subdued tone or utterance; a tone less loud than usual.
(Un`der*took") imp. of Undertake.
(Un"der*tow`) n. (Naut.) The current that sets seaward near the bottom when waves are
breaking upon the shore.
(Un"der*treas`ur*er) n. An assistant treasurer.
(Un`der*turn) v. t. To turn upside down; to subvert; to upset. [Obs.] Wyclif.