|1.||(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" [syn: busy]|
|2.||currently being used; "robots are in use throughout industry"|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
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