undertaking

undertaking
عَمَلٌ \ act: a deed; sth. done: Men judge us by our acts, not by our words. action: doing things: We want more action and less talk. activity: sth. one does; a form of work or play: Music and swimming are among our school activities. affair: a happening; event; action: The meeting was a noisy affair. appointment: the position for which sb. is chosen: I hope to get a government appointment. business: one’s work: My business is writing books. career: one’s job in life: What career shall I follow on leaving school? A business career?. deed: sth. done; an act: an evil deed. doing: (an) action: This damage was not my doing. Tell me about your doings in London. employment: work; activity: I am growing lazy for lack of employment. function: special work or duty: The function of an ear is to hear. job: regular employment: He has an office job. They lost their jobs when the factory closed, a piece of work I have several jobs to do in my garden. labour: hard work (esp. work with the hands; digging, lifting, carrying, etc.): Heavy labour is very tiring. occupation: employment; job: What is your occupation? Are you a teacher?. operation: the working of a machine or plan: The law is not yet in operation - it comes into operation next year. performance: (an act of) performing: Our team’s performance has been very good this year. There were seven performances of the play. post: a job with particular duties; an official position: He held the post of headmaster for ten years. profession: (used loosely, in a general sense) any work or job. thing: an action: You did the wrong thing. undertaking: a job that has been undertaken: a dangerous undertaking. work: doing or making sth.; sth. that needs doing; the opposite of rest and play: school work; office work; work in the home; a brain always at work (always busy), employment; a paid job He has left school and started work. I’m out of work (unemployed). Jane is at work (at her place of work), sth. sb. has made or done Writers have to sell their work. This crime was the work of a madman.. A work of art: the works of Shakespeare (his plays and poems; to be busy (for some good purpose) \ See Also نشاط (نَشاطٌ)، وظيفة (وَظيفَة)‏

Arabic-English glossary. 2015.

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  • undertaking — un·der·tak·ing n 1: a promise or pledge esp. required by law 2: something (as cash or a written promise) deposited or given as security esp. in a court ◇ Undertakings are often required of one party during property actions (as for attachment) in… …   Law dictionary

  • undertaking — un‧der‧tak‧ing [ˌʌndəˈteɪkɪŋ ǁ ˈʌndərteɪ ] noun 1. [countable usually singular] an important job, piece of work, or activity that you are responsible for: • Starting a new business can be a risky undertaking. 2. [countable] COMMERCE a business: • …   Financial and business terms

  • Undertaking — Un der*tak ing, n. 1. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business. Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Undertaking — may refer to: * The task performed by an undertaker. * The obligation resulting from a commitment that has been made. * In business, in particular in EU English , the term is used interchangeably with Enterprise, i.e. a business entity. * In… …   Wikipedia

  • undertaking — enterprise, early 15c., from prp. of UNDERTAKE (Cf. undertake) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • undertaking — [n] endeavor, attempt adventure, affair, business, deal, effort, engagement, enterprise, essay, experiment, game, happening, hassle, hazard, job, move, operation, outfit, play, project, proposition, pursuit, shop, striving, struggle, task, thing* …   New thesaurus

  • undertaking — ► NOUN 1) a formal pledge or promise to do something. 2) a task that is taken on; an enterprise. 3) the management of funerals as a profession …   English terms dictionary

  • undertaking — [un΄dər tā′kiŋ; ] also, & for 3 always, [un′dər tā΄kiŋ] n. 1. something undertaken; task; charge; enterprise 2. a promise; guarantee 3. the business of an UNDERTAKER (sense 2) 4. the act of one who undertakes some task, responsibility, etc …   English World dictionary

  • undertaking — n. promise (esp. BE) 1) to give smb. an undertaking 2) an undertaking to + inf. (an undertaking to complete a project in six months) task, enterprise 3) a joint; large scale undertaking * * * [ˌʌndə teɪkɪŋ] large scale undertaking [ promise ]… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Undertaking — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Undertaking >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 undertaking undertaking Sgm: N 1 compact compact &c. 769 Sgm: N 1 adventure adventure venture Sgm: N 1 engagement engagement &c.(promise) 768 Sgm: N 1 enterp …   English dictionary for students

  • undertaking — noun 1 piece of work/business ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable (esp. BrE), large, major ▪ enormous, great, huge, massive, monumental …   Collocations dictionary

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