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)(adj)
reserved in advance
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"
engaged, meshed, intermeshed(adj)
(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
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- خطب, مخطوبة, مخطوبArabic
- зает, сгоденBulgarian
- forlovet, optagetDanish
- verlobt, besetztGerman
- ocupado, comunicado, comprometidoSpanish
- kihloihin, kihloissa, varattuFinnish
- engagé, fiancée, fiancéFrench
- impegnata, impegnato, fidanzata, fidanzatoItalian
- 使用中, 婚約Japanese
- bezet, verloofd, in gesprekDutch
- narzeczona, narzeczonyPolish
- ocupado, noivo, contratadoPortuguese
- обручённая, помолвленный, занятый, обручённый, помолвленнаяRussian
- upptagen, förlovadSwedish
- nişanlı, sözlü, meşgulTurkish
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