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. Donald Trump:

    Regardless of what else was going on at home or in other parts of the world – during Democratic and Republican administrations, in times of surplus and deficit, war and peace – the United States has remained economically, politically, and militarily engaged, as well as geographically located in the Asia-Pacific.

  2. State John Kerry:

    Russia has engaged in an absolutely brazen and cynical process over these last days, we are talking about additional sanctions, about additional efforts, and I'm confident over the next days people will make it clear that we are not going to play this game.

  3. Shaliene Woodley:

    Yes, we are engaged, but for us, it's not new news, you know, so it's kind of funny. Everyone right now is freaking out over it and we're like, 'Yeah, we've been engaged for a while.'.

  4. Pam Northam:

    I have been engaged in an effort to thoughtfully and honestly share this important story since I arrived in Richmond, i have provided the same educational tour to Executive Mansion visitors over the last few months and used a variety of artifacts and agricultural crops with the intention of illustrating a painful period of Virginia history. I regret that I have upset anyone.

  5. Muriel Spark:

    Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.

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