What does engaged mean?

Definitions for engaged
ɛnˈgeɪdʒden·gaged

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word engaged.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. engaged, occupied(adj)

    having ones attention or mind or energy engaged

    "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"

  2. engaged(adj)

    involved in military hostilities

    "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"

  3. booked, engaged, set-aside(p)(adj)

    reserved in advance

  4. busy, engaged, in use(p)(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"

  5. engaged, meshed, intermeshed(adj)

    (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting

    "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"

  6. engaged(adj)

    having services contracted for

    "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"

  7. engaged(adj)

    built against or attached to a wall

    "engaged columns"

Wiktionary

  1. engaged(Adjective)

    Agreed to be married.

  2. engaged(Adjective)

    Busy or employed.

  3. engaged(Adjective)

    Already involved in a telephone call when a third party calls it

  4. engaged(Adjective)

    attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway

  5. engaged(Adjective)

    in contact and in operation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engaged

    of Engage

  2. Engaged(adj)

    occupied; employed; busy

  3. Engaged(adj)

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

  4. Engaged(adj)

    greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest

  5. Engaged(adj)

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

Freebase

  1. Engaged

    Engaged is a three-act farcical comic play by W. S. Gilbert. It premiered at the Haymarket Theatre on 3 October 1877, the same year as The Sorcerer, one of Gilbert's comic operas written with Arthur Sullivan, which was soon followed by the collaborators' great success in H.M.S. Pinafore. Engaged was well received on the London stage and then in New York City, where the first production of the play opened in February 1879. The work then enjoyed many revivals on both sides of the Atlantic and continues to be produced today. Engaged has been W. S. Gilbert's most popular stage work aside from the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas. A New York Times review of an 1886 production of Engaged noted that "the laughter was almost incessant." Makers wrote: "Engaged [is] unquestionably the finest and funniest English comedy between Bulwer-Lytton's Money and Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, which it directly inspired". Engaged may also have inspired George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man and Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'engaged' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3576

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engaged in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engaged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of engaged in a Sentence

  1. The Hunger Games actor:

    I am not engaged, no.

  2. Phil Kerpen:

    They were very engaged.

  3. Carissa Smith:

    We just need to get more people engaged.

  4. Mary Landrieu:

    We are fully engaged, we are still in the game.

  5. Judge George A. Southworth:

    You have engaged yourself in appropriate treatment.

Images & Illustrations of engaged

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