committed

adjective com·mit·ted \ kə-ˈmi-təd \

Definition of committed

1 : placed in confinement (as in a mental institution)
  • committed patients
2 : having made a pledge or commitment to someone (such as a romantic partner) or something (such as a cause)
  • committed partners
  • a committed parent/teacher
  • strongly committed to the fight for equal rights
; also : characterized by such a pledge or commitment
  • two people in a committed relationship

First Known Use of committed

1646

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up committed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

peaceful, happy, or prosperous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!