engaged: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (en-gājd'), [key]
— adj.
  1. busy or occupied; involved: deeply engaged in conversation.
  2. pledged to be married; betrothed: an engaged couple.
  3. under engagement; pledged: an engaged contractor.
  4. entered into conflict with: desperately engaged armies.
    1. interlocked.
    2. (of wheels) in gear with each other.
  5. (of a distinct member) built so as to be truly or seemingly attached in part to the structure before which it stands: an engaged column.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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