having ones attention or mind or energy engaged
"she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"
involved in military hostilities
"the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"
booked, engaged, set-aside(p)(adj)
reserved in advance
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"
engaged, meshed, intermeshed(adj)
(used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting
"the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"
having services contracted for
"the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"
built against or attached to a wall
Agreed to be married.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Industrious signifies zealously or habitually applying oneself to any work or business. Busy applies to an activity which may be temporary, industrious to a habit of life. We say a man is busy just now; that is, occupied at the moment with something that takes his full attention. It would be ridiculous or satirical to say, he is industrious just now. But busy can be used in the sense of industrious, as when we say he is a busy man. Diligent indicates also a disposition, which is ordinarily habitual, and suggests more of heartiness and volition than industrious. We say one is a diligent, rather than an industrious, reader of the Bible. In the use of the nouns, we speak of plodding industry, but not of plodding diligence. Compare ACTIVE; INDUSTRY.
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How to use engaged in a sentence?
Our staffs are engaged, we are making progress. We got a few bumps. You can imagine what they are.
We acknowledge the seriousness of the moment and we are committed to helping and already engaged in joint coordination.
No prior president has engaged in such a transparent effort to block his own former aides from testifying about the president's misconduct.
We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every America is fully engaged, we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone.
Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.
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- خطب, مخطوبة, مخطوبArabic
- зает, сгоденBulgarian
- forlovet, optagetDanish
- verlobt, besetztGerman
- ocupado, comunicado, comprometidoSpanish
- kihloihin, kihloissa, varattuFinnish
- engagé, fiancée, fiancéFrench
- impegnata, impegnato, fidanzata, fidanzatoItalian
- 使用中, 婚約Japanese
- bezet, verloofd, in gesprekDutch
- narzeczona, narzeczonyPolish
- ocupado, noivo, contratadoPortuguese
- обручённая, помолвленный, занятый, обручённый, помолвленнаяRussian
- upptagen, förlovadSwedish
- nişanlı, sözlü, meşgulTurkish
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