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    engagement - Dictionary definition and meaning for word engagement

    Definition
    (noun) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    Synonyms : battle , conflict , fight
    Example Sentence
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
    Definition
    (noun) a meeting arranged in advance
    Synonyms : appointment , date
    Example Sentence
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date
    Definition
    (noun) a mutual promise to marry
    Synonyms : betrothal , troth
    Definition
    (noun) the act of giving someone a job
    Synonyms : employment
    Definition
    (noun) employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
    Synonyms : booking
    Example Sentence
    • the play had bookings throughout the summer
    Definition
    (noun) contact by fitting together
    Synonyms : interlocking , mesh , meshing
    Example Sentence
    • the engagement of the clutch
    • the meshing of gears
    Definition
    (noun) the act of sharing in the activities of a group
    Example Sentence
    • the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities
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