battle, conflict, fight, engagementnoun
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"
date, appointment, engagementnoun
a meeting arranged in advance
"she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
betrothal, troth, engagementnoun
a mutual promise to marry
the act of giving someone a job
employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
"the play had bookings throughout the summer"
engagement, mesh, meshing, interlockingnoun
contact by fitting together
"the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"
engagement, participation, involvement, involutionnoun
the act of sharing in the activities of a group
"the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
an appointment, especially to speak or perform
The lecturer has three speaking engagements this week.
connection or attachment
Check the gears for full engagement before turning the handle.
(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.
In any situation of conflict, an actual instance of active hostilities.
the act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest
the state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife
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
an action; a fight; a battle
the state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part
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. 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
In war, a battle. In love, the salubrious calm that precedes the real hostilities.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
A general action or battle, whether by land or sea.
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
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'engagement' in Nouns Frequency: #2049
The numerical value of engagement in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of engagement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
We very much welcome Argentina's restoration of its own engagement in politics in so many different issues on energy, on human rights, on environment, on trade.
Since then we have completely pivoted to a voter engagement program by way of phones... we know that folks are less inclined to open the door and have a conversation.
We hope that by implementing this revised reform strategy, this can help unlock additional support, continued engagement of the international community and other development partners, including the IMF ... to help Haiti through this difficult period that it's facing.
It is in times like this, when we are challenged from all sides that we need to develop new relationships and cultivate more friends. No one can clap with one hand and expect to be heard. This is the time when compromise, engagement is the tool necessary for successful collaboration and cooperation.
We currently do have some ongoing work looking at the concept known as regulatory capture. We're in initial stages of outlining that engagement, we did receive a request that will lead to an assessment across all financial regulators and the Federal Reserve will be one institution.
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- خطوبة, خطبةArabic
- сражение, ангажимент, годежBulgarian
- Gefecht, Verlobung, Verlöbnis, Verpflichtung, BindungGerman
- μνηστεία, αρραβώναςGreek
- 약혼, 約婚Korean
- compromisso, noivado, combatePortuguese
- logodire, logodnă, angajamentRomanian
- сражение, помолвка, обручениеRussian
- веридба, veridbaSerbo-Croatian
- đính hôn, 訂婚Vietnamese
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