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.

Editors Contribution

  1. engaged

    Agree to marry.

    They both chose to marry and got engaged.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  
  2. engaged

    Verb form of the word engage.

    We are engaged in peaceful and unifying politics.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce engaged?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say engaged in sign language?

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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. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts:

    And then my mind started going to, what is going to be the response in community? ... My officers, how do I keep them engaged, how do I keep them focused on getting their job done as a whole?

  2. The OIG:

    Enforcement and Removal Operations believed that the State Department’s involvement was typically limited to aliens engaged in terrorism or human rights violations, although we did not interview State Department officials about this, we have no basis to believe that Enforcement and Removal Operations’ experience in this area was unfounded.

  3. Hillary Clinton on Thursday:

    I think it would be a mistake to offer normalized relations, i engaged in long, patient diplomacy to put together the sanctions on Iran that finally brought them to the negotiation table and actually began the preliminary negotiations that the President and Secretary (John) Kerry continued to completion.

  4. Laura Cooper:

    In that meeting, he did mention something to me that, you know, was the first about, somehow, an effort that he was engaged in to see if there was a statement that the government of Ukraine would make that would somehow disavow any interference in U.S. elections and would commit to the prosecution of any individuals involved in election interference, and, that was about as specific as it got.

  5. Rick Perry:

    And as I recall the conversation, he said, 'Look, the President is really concerned that there are people in Ukraine that tried to beat him during this presidential election,' 'He thinks they're corrupt and ... that there are still people over there engaged that are absolutely corrupt.'.

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