un-engaged

engaged

[en-geyjd]
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.
b.
(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:
1605–15; engage + -ed2

engagedly [en-gey-jid-lee, -geyjd-] , adverb
engagedness, noun
unengaged, adjective
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engaged (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd)
 
adj
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
 
engagedly
 
adv

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engage
early 15c., from M.Fr. engagier, from O.Fr. en gage "under pledge," from en "make" + gage "pledge," through Frankish from P.Gmc. *wadiare "pledge" (showing the common evolution of Gmc. -w- to Fr. -g-; cf. Guillaume from Wilhelm). Specific sense of "promise to marry" first recorded 1727. Related: Engaged.
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