Definition of Engaged

1. Adjective. Having ones attention or mind or energy engaged. "Deeply engaged in conversation"

Exact synonyms: Occupied
Similar to: Busy

2. Adjective. Involved in military hostilities. "The desperately engaged ships continued the fight"
Similar to: Involved

3. Adjective. Reserved in advance.
Exact synonyms: Booked, Set-aside
Similar to: Reserved

4. Adjective. (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). "Kept getting a busy signal"
Exact synonyms: Busy, In Use
Similar to: Occupied
Derivative terms: Busyness

5. Adjective. (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting. "Intermeshed twin rotors"
Exact synonyms: Intermeshed, Meshed
Similar to: Geared

6. Adjective. Having services contracted for. "The carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"
Similar to: Employed

7. Adjective. Built against or attached to a wall. "Engaged columns"
Category relationships: Architecture
Similar to: Connected

Definition of Engaged

1. a. Occupied; employed; busy.

Definition of Engaged

1. Verb. (past of engage) ¹

2. Adjective. Agreed to be married. ¹

3. Adjective. Busy or employed. ¹

4. Adjective. (British) (context: of a telephone) Already involved in a telephone call when a third party calls it ¹

5. Adjective. (architecture of a column) attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway ¹

6. Adjective. (context: of gears or cogs) in contact and in operation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Engaged

1. engage [v] - See also: engage

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Literary usage of Engaged

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"The old red sandstone engaged a large share of his attention, ... But many other departments of natural science likewise engaged his attention and his pen. ..."

2. The Early Records of the Town of Providence by Providence (R.I.). Record Commissioners (1896)
"Pardon Tillinghast Chosen Towne Treasurer & engaged. ... Jonathan Sprague junr: engaged serjant Tho: ffield engaged on ye Councill, James Bick & Peter ..."

3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... engaged tlio Athenians at an curlier hour, but on the same plun of attack, both by sea nnd by land. And being opposed in the saino manner with their ..."

4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1882)
"He engaged to be with them by four o'clock. CHAPTER XV. MRS. DASHWOOD'S visit to Lady Middleton took place the next day, and two of her daughters went with ..."

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