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engaged

[en-geyjd] /ɛnˈgeɪdʒd/
adjective
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.
5.
Mechanics.
  1. interlocked.
  2. (of wheels) in gear with each other.
6.
Architecture. (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.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; engage + -ed2
Related forms
engagedly
[en-gey-jid-lee, -geyjd-] /ɛnˈgeɪ dʒɪd li, -ˈgeɪdʒd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
engagedness, noun
unengaged, adjective
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engaged

/ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/
adjective
1.
pledged to be married; betrothed
2.
employed, occupied, or busy
3.
(architect) built against or attached to a wall or similar structure: an engaged column
4.
(of a telephone line) already in use
Derived Forms
engagedly (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪdlɪ) adverb
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