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    engaged

    engaged - Dictionary definition and meaning for word engaged

    Definition
    (adj) having ones attention or mind or energy engaged
    Synonyms : occupied
    Example Sentence
    • she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities
    • deeply engaged in conversation
    Definition
    (adj) involved in military hostilities
    Example Sentence
    • the desperately engaged ships continued the fight
    Definition
    (adj) reserved in advance
    Synonyms : booked , set-aside
    Definition
    (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)
    Synonyms : busy , in use
    Example Sentence
    • her line is busy
    • receptionists' telephones are always engaged
    • the lavatory is in use
    • kept getting a busy signal
    Definition
    (adj) (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting
    Synonyms : intermeshed , meshed
    Example Sentence
    • the gears are engaged
    • meshed gears
    • intermeshed twin rotors
    Definition
    (adj) having services contracted for
    Example Sentence
    • the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick
    Definition
    (adj) built against or attached to a wall
    Example Sentence
    • engaged columns
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