un·der·tak·er 'ən-dər-.tā-kər n an individual whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals called also mortician

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  • undertaker — [n] funeral director embalmer, grave digger, mortician; concept 304 …   New thesaurus

  • undertaker — ► NOUN ▪ a person whose business is preparing dead bodies for burial or cremation and making arrangements for funerals …   English terms dictionary

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  • undertaker's — funeral home fu ner*al home , n. An establishment, usually commercial, where the bodies of dead persons are prepared for viewing before burial or cremation; called also {funeral parlor}, {mortuary}, {funeral chapel} and informally, {undertaker s} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undertaker — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌteɪkə(r)] / US [ˈʌndərˌteɪkər] noun [countable] Word forms undertaker : singular undertaker plural undertakers someone whose job is to make arrangements for funerals …   English dictionary

  • undertaker — noun /ʌndəˈteɪkə/ a) A funeral director; someone whose business is to manage funerals, burials and cremations In 1588 becomes an undertaker in the first Elizabethan plantation, receiving the forfeited Irish estate of Kilcolman Castle. b) a person …   Wiktionary

  • undertaker — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)teɪkə(r)[/t]] undertakers N COUNT An undertaker is a person whose job is to deal with the bodies of people who have died and to arrange funerals. Syn: funeral director …   English dictionary

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