having ones attention or mind or energy engaged
"she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"
involved in military hostilities
"the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"
booked, engaged, set-aside(p)adjective
reserved in advance
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"
engaged, meshed, intermeshedadjective
(used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting
"the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"
having services contracted for
"the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"
built against or attached to a wall
Agreed to be married.
Busy or employed.
Already involved in a telephone call when a third party calls it
attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway
in contact and in operation
occupied; employed; busy
pledged; promised; especially, having the affections pledged; promised in marriage; affianced; betrothed
greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest
involved; esp., involved in a hostile encounter; as, the engaged ships continued the fight
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.
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The numerical value of engaged in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of engaged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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.
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.
We just need to get more people engaged.
The assailants are identified as Mai-Mai rebels demanding the departure of the international community engaged in the Ebola response.
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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- مخطوب, مخطوبة, خطبArabic
- сгоден, заетBulgarian
- forlovet, optagetDanish
- besetzt, verlobtGerman
- ocupado, comunicado, comprometidoSpanish
- varattu, kihloissa, kihloihinFinnish
- fiancé, engagé, fiancéeFrench
- fidanzata, impegnato, fidanzato, impegnataItalian
- 使用中, 婚約Japanese
- bezet, in gesprek, verloofdDutch
- narzeczony, narzeczonaPolish
- noivo, ocupado, contratadoPortuguese
- занятый, помолвленная, обручённый, обручённая, помолвленныйRussian
- förlovad, upptagenSwedish
- nişanlı, sözlü, meşgulTurkish
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