What does the word undertaking mean?

Usage examples for undertaking

  1. But the prospect of undertaking the higher education of the police did not seem to appeal to Tom. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. I try to be such, and, therefore, will frankly state to you that I can think of but three motives, satisfactory to myself, for undertaking this business for you, and not one of them is a generous one. – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  3. It is only because it is the only way that I am undertaking it now. – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison