HyperDic: engaged

English > 7 senses of the word engaged:
ADJECTIVEallengaged, occupiedhaving ones attention or mind or energy engaged
allengagedinvolved in military hostilities
allengaged, booked, set-asidereserved in advance
allengaged, busy, in use(of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability
allengaged, meshed, intermeshed(used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting
allengagedhaving services contracted for
allengagedbuilt against or attached to a wall
engaged > pronunciation
Soundsehngey'jhd
Rhymesaged ... teenaged: 6 rhymes with eyjhd...
English > engaged: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving ones attention or mind or energy engaged.
Example "deeply engaged in conversation"
Synonymoccupied
Broaderbusyactively or fully engaged or occupied
Spanishempleado, ocupado
Catalanempleat, ocupat
English > engaged: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningInvolved in military hostilities.
Example"the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"
BroaderinvolvedConnected by participation or association or use
English > engaged: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningReserved in advance.
Synonymsbooked, set-aside
BroaderreservedSet aside for the use of a particular person or party / party / party
Spanishapartado, comprometido, reservado
English > engaged: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(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).
Example "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"
Synonymsbusy, in use
Broaderoccupiedheld or filled or in use
Spanishocupado
English > engaged: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting.
Example"the gears are engaged"
Synonymsmeshed, intermeshed
Broadergearedequipped with or connected by gears or having gears engaged
English > engaged: 7 senses > adjective 6
MeaningHaving services contracted for.
Example"the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"
BroaderemployedHaving your services engaged for
English > engaged: 7 senses > adjective 7
Meaningbuilt against or attached to a wall.
Example"engaged columns"
CategoryarchitectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
Broaderconnectedjoined or linked together

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