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Meaning of ENGAGED

Pronunciation:  en'geyjd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"
  2. [adj]  pledged to be married; "the engaged couple"
  3. [adj]  having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"
  4. [adj]  (architecture) built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns"
  5. [adj]  (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"
  6. [adj]  involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"
  7. [adj]  (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"
  8. [adj]  reserved in advance

ENGAGED is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: affianced, attached, bespoken, betrothed, booked, busy, committed, connected, employed, geared, in use(p), intermeshed, involved, meshed, occupied, pledged, reserved, set-aside(p)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*gaged"\, a.
1. Occupied; employed; busy.

2. Pledged; promised; especially, having the affections
   pledged; promised in marriage; affianced; betrothed.

3. Greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest.

4. Involved; esp., involved in a hostile encounter; as, the
   engaged ships continued the fight.

{Engaged column}. (Arch.) Same as {Attached column}. See
   under {Attach}, v. t.

Thesaurus Terms
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