Definition of ENGAGED

verb : ENGAGED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion" ;

  • 3. (

    ) engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?" ;

  • 4. (

    ) ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer" ;

  • 6. (

    ) get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged" ;

  • 7. (

    ) carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe" ;

  • 8. (

    ) hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or support" ;

Adjective : ENGAGED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation" ;

  • 2. (

    ) involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight" ;

  • 4. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors" ;

  • 6. (

    ) having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick" ;

  • 7. (

    ) built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns" ;


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