engaged

adjective

en·​gaged in-ˈgājd How to pronounce engaged (audio)
en-
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

Example Sentences

the engaged couple make a charming pair I'm engaged right now, so call back some other time.
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Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of engaged was in 1629

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“Engaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engaged. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

engaged

adjective

en·​gaged in-ˈgājd How to pronounce engaged (audio)
1
: being occupied with some activity
they were engaged in conversation
2
: pledged to be married : betrothed
an engaged couple

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