KJV Dictionary Definition: undertakable


UNDERTA'KABLE, a. That may be undertaken. Not in use.


UNDERTA'KE, v.t. pret. undertook; pp. undertaken. under and take.

1. To engage in; to enter upon; to take in hand; to begin to perform. When I undertook this work, I had a very inadequate knowledge of the extent of my labors.

2. To covenant or contract to perform or execute. A man undertakes to erect a house, or to make a mile of canal, when he enters into stipulations for that purpose.

3. To attempt; as when a man undertakes what he cannot perform.

4. To assume a character. Not in use.

5. To engage with; to attack.

Your lordship should not undertake every companion you offend. Not in use.

6. To have the charge of.

- Who undertakes you to your end. Not in use.


1. To take upon or assume any business or province.

O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me. Is. 38.

2. To venture; to hazard. They dare not undertake.

3. To promise; to be bound.

I dare undertake they will not lose their labor.

To undertake for, to be bound; to become surety for.



1. One who undertakes; one who engages in any project or business.

2. One who stipulates or covenants to perform any work for another.

3. One who manages funerals.


UNDERTA'KING, ppr. Engaging in; taking in hand; beginning to perform; stipulating to execute.

UNDERTA'KING, n. Any business, work or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise. The canal, or the making of the canal, from the Hudson to lake Erie, a distance of almost four hundred miles, was the greatest undertaking of the kind in modern times. The attempt to find a navigable passage to the Pacific round North America, is a hazardous undertaking, and probably useless to navigation.