from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Employed, occupied, or busy.
- adj. Committed, as to a cause.
- adj. Pledged to marry; betrothed: an engaged couple.
- adj. Involved in conflict or battle.
- adj. Being in gear; meshed.
- adj. Partly embedded in, built into, or attached to another part, as columns on a wall.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of engage.
- adj. Agreed to be married.
- adj. Busy or employed.
- adj. (of a telephone) Already involved in a telephone call when a third party calls it
- adj. attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway
- adj. in contact and in operation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Occupied; employed; busy.
- adj. Pledged; promised; especially, having the affections pledged; promised in marriage; affianced; betrothed.
- adj. Greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest.
- adj. Involved; esp., involved in a hostile encounter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affianced; betrothed: as, an engaged pair.
- Busy or occupied with matters which cannot be interrupted; not at leisure: as, when I call I always find him engaged.
- In architecture, partly built or sunk into, or having the appearance of being partly built or sunk into, something else: as, engaged columns.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)
- adj. involved in military hostilities
- adj. having services contracted for
- adj. built against or attached to a wall
- adj. reserved in advance
- adj. (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting
- adj. having ones attention or mind or energy engaged
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