What does engagement mean?

Definitions for engagement
ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənten·gage·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word engagement.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. battle, conflict, fight, engagement(noun)

    a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

    "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

  2. date, appointment, engagement(noun)

    a meeting arranged in advance

    "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"

  3. betrothal, troth, engagement(noun)

    a mutual promise to marry

  4. employment, engagement(noun)

    the act of giving someone a job

  5. engagement, booking(noun)

    employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time

    "the play had bookings throughout the summer"

  6. engagement, mesh, meshing, interlocking(noun)

    contact by fitting together

    "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"

  7. engagement, participation, involvement, involution(noun)

    the act of sharing in the activities of a group

    "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"

Wiktionary

  1. engagement(Noun)

    an appointment, especially to speak or perform

    The lecturer has three speaking engagements this week.

    Etymology: engagement

  2. engagement(Noun)

    connection or attachment

    Check the gears for full engagement before turning the handle.

    Etymology: engagement

  3. engagement(Noun)

    (countable or uncountable) the period of time when marriage is planned or promised

    We are enjoying a long engagement, but haven't yet set a date.

    Etymology: engagement

  4. engagement(Noun)

    In any situation of conflict, an actual instance of active hostilities.

    Etymology: engagement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engagement(noun)

    the act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest

  2. Engagement(noun)

    the state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife

  3. Engagement(noun)

    that which engages; engrossing occupation; employment of the attention; obligation by pledge, promise, or contract; an enterprise embarked in; as, his engagements prevented his acceptance of any office

  4. Engagement(noun)

    an action; a fight; a battle

  5. Engagement(noun)

    the state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part

Freebase

  1. Engagement

    An engagement or betrothal is a promise to marry, and also the period of time between proposal and marriage – which may be lengthy or trivial. During this period, a couple is said to be betrothed, affianced, engaged to be married, or simply engaged. Future brides and grooms may be called the betrothed, a wife-to-be or husband-to-be, fiancée or fiancé, respectively. The duration of the courtship varies vastly. Long engagements were once common in formal arranged marriages and it was not uncommon for parents betrothing children to arrange such many years before the engaged couple were old enough to marry.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. engagement

    1. In air defense, an attack with guns or air-to-air missiles by an interceptor aircraft, or the launch of an air defense missile by air defense artillery and the missile

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ENGAGEMENT

    In war, a battle. In love, the salubrious calm that precedes the real hostilities.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. engagement

    In a naval sense, implies a battle at sea, or an action of hostility between single ships, squadrons, or fleets of men-of-war. Also, a conflict between two contending armies.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. engagement

    A general action or battle, whether by land or sea.

Editors Contribution

  1. engagement

    A choice people make together to marry.

    WE both chose to marry as we love each other to the depth of our hearts and souls and choose to spend our lives together.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  
  2. engagement

    A proposal of marriage.

    Her partner proposed to her and she skipped with joy and was over the moon.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2019  
  3. engagement

    The act and process of to engage.

    The managers style of engagement with the employees is of equality, worth and value.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'engagement' in Nouns Frequency: #2049

How to pronounce engagement?

  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 engagement in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engagement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of engagement in a Sentence

  1. John Tonelli:

    We are thrilled to be onboard for this incredible weekend of music and social engagement, we believe in Woodstock as an important American cultural icon and look forward to its regeneration.

  2. Brad Raffensperger:

    From day one I have encouraged Georgians with legitimate concerns about the election in their counties to pursue those claims through legal avenues, fulton County has a longstanding history of election mismanagement that has understandably weakened voters' faith in its system. Allowing this audit provides another layer of transparency and citizen engagement.

  3. Leora Arnowitz:

    In the final scene, you can see me dancing right beside Leora Arnowitz, and a few days later was when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the engagement. So we filmed that, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took all our phones and everything, there were police on set, and I thought ‘ this was not normal, ’ and sure enough it was because of [ the engagement ].

  4. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    In fact, it reinforces the need to move forward with re-establishing diplomatic relations because opening that embassy, we believe, will advance our human rights agenda by opening up channels of official engagement.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    In his haste to reach an agreement, President Trump elevated North Korea to the level of the United States while preserving the regime’s status quo, the millions of families currently living in fear of nuclear weapons in the region deserve strong and smart leadership built on diplomacy and engagement with our regional partners and allies.

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