Definition of Engrossing

1. Adjective. Capable of arousing and holding the attention. "A fascinating story"

Exact synonyms: Absorbing, Fascinating, Gripping, Riveting
Similar to: Interesting



Definition of Engrossing

1. Verb. Present participle of engross ¹

2. Adjective. Utterly consuming of one's time and attention ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Engrossing

1. engross [v] - See also: engross

Lexicographical Neighbors of Engrossing

engrieve
engrieved
engrieves
engrieving
engroove
engrooved
engrooves
engross
engross'd
engrossed
engrosser
engrossers
engrosses
engrossest
engrosseth
engrossing (current term)
engrossingly
engrossment
engrossments
engs
enguard
enguarded
enguarding
enguards
engulf
engulfed
engulfing
engulfment
engulfments
engulfs

Literary usage of Engrossing

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

1. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Robert Phillimore (1842)
"0 6 8 Bond and stamp .. .. .. ....100 engrossing same, ... 0 6 8 Attending the commissioners of stamps therewith, and engrossing and collating the will (y) ..."

2. The Irish Jurist (1854)
"0 12 6 40 Drawing and engrossing particulars of set-off five ... 0 10 0 45 If over six folios, for draft per folio . .010 46 engrossing ditto, ..."

3. Popular Law-making: A Study of the Origin, History, and Present Tendencies by Frederic Jesup Stimson (1910)
"But in artificial commodities it is easier; so in the Northern Pacific corner, a nearly perfect engrossing; the shares of stock went to a thousand dollars, ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"PLATE, TITLE: engrossing 124. The style of letter known as engrossing, generally referred to as German Roundhand, is usually executed with a writing pen ..."

5. Trust Laws and Unfair Competition by United States Bureau of Corporations, Joseph Edward Davies (1916)
"Monopoly by act of Parliament remained lawful, but this power has not been exercised with respect to trade in Great Britain. engrossing ..."

6. A Practical Guide to the Quarter Sessions, and Other Sessions of the Peace by William Dickinson, Thomas Noon Talfourd (1829)
"This statute was repealed by 12 Geo. 3. c. 71; yet the courts have still considered forestalling and engrossing offences at common law ;(z) and as to ..."

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