engaged

adjective en·gaged \ in-ˈgājd , en- \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018
1 : involved in activity : occupied, busy
2 : pledged to be married : betrothed
3 : greatly interested : committed
4 : involved especially in a hostile encounter
5 : partly embedded in a wall
  • an engaged column
6 : being in gear : meshed

Examples of engaged in a Sentence

  1. the engaged couple make a charming pair

  2. I'm engaged right now, so call back some other time.

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First Known Use of engaged

1629

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ENGAGED Defined for English Language Learners

engaged

  • : promised to be married

  • : busy with some activity

  • of a telephone or telephone line : being used


ENGAGED Defined for Kids

engaged

adjective en·gaged \ in-ˈgājd \
1 : busy with an activity
  • She is engaged in full-time research.
2 : promised to be married


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