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, occupiedadjective

    having ones attention or mind or energy engaged

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

  2. engagedadjective

    involved in military hostilities

    "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"

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

    reserved in advance

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

    (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, intermeshedadjective

    (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting

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

  6. engagedadjective

    having services contracted for

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

  7. engagedadjective

    built against or attached to a wall

    "engaged columns"

Wiktionary

  1. engagedadjective

    Agreed to be married.

  2. engagedadjective

    Busy or employed.

  3. engagedadjective

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

  4. engagedadjective

    attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway

  5. engagedadjective

    in contact and in operation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engaged

    of Engage

  2. Engagedadjective

    occupied; employed; busy

  3. Engagedadjective

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

  4. Engagedadjective

    greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest

  5. Engagedadjective

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. engaged

    Agree to marry.

    They both chose to marry and got engaged.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  
  2. engagedverb

    Verb form of the word engage.

    We are engaged in peaceful and unifying politics.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020  

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

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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. Andres Ramirez:

    We've engaged with partners through a very aggressive voter registration campaign to ensure that Latinos who want to participate are registered and can participate in the process.

  2. Defense James Mattis:

    In recognition of the increasing connectivity of the Indian and Pacific Oceans today we rename the US Pacific Command to Indian Oceans.The US Indo-Pacific Command, south China is South China, South China's standing watch and intimately engaged with over half of the earth's surface and South China diverse populations, from Hollywood, to Bollywood, from polar bears to penguins.

  3. Carissa Smith:

    We just need to get more people engaged.

  4. Patrick Kambale:

    The assailants are identified as Mai-Mai rebels demanding the departure of the international community engaged in the Ebola response.

  5. Jeanne Shaheen:

    We have literally thousands of positions in this country at the local and county levels that go unfilled because people won't run for them, and it's a great way to learn, for me, getting young people engaged in politics and public service is really one of the most fun things that I get to do.

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