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

How to pronounce engaged?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Brandon Messina:

    Trevor Milton strongly denies these false allegations, at no point in Trevor Milton life has Trevor Milton ever engaged in any inappropriate physical contact with anyone.

  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. Chris Sulit:

    I think that this generation is technologically savvy, so, if I can incorporate that into the classroom I think it's going to become that hook, that piece that gets them engaged, that gets them wanting to learn more.

  4. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

    We will continue to bring up human rights concerns every chance we get ... the way Canada has always engaged best in the world is to be active and vocal about the things we are concerned about and disagree on, while at the same time looking for common ground.

  5. Robert Menendez:

    Whenever I pursued [ the subject ], either in individual conversation or in questions before the full committee, no one alluded that there were any conversations going on with the Castro regime, one would begin to wonder to what degree State Department was engaged in all this. Certainly, as someone who is going to continue to have a leadership role on the committee on Senate Foreign Relations, it's going to create a doubt in my mind when State Department witnesses come before the committee. Are State Department witnesses either telling us the entire truth, or are State Department witnesses just shunned out of the process by White House ? Either way, it's going to create some real concerns( over) the veracity of what we're hearing in testimony, as we move forward.

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