HyperDic: engagement

English > 7 senses of the word engagement:
NOUNactengagement, battle, conflict, fighta hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
groupengagement, date, appointmenta meeting arranged in advance
communicationengagement, betrothal, trotha mutual promise to marry
actengagement, employmentthe act of giving someone a job
actengagement, bookingemployment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
eventengagement, mesh, meshing, interlockingcontact by fitting together
actengagement, participation, involvement, involutionthe act of sharing in the activities of a group
engagement > pronunciation
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > engagement: 7 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.
Example "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
Synonymsbattle, conflict, fight
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
InstancesBattle of BritainThe prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it
DroghedaIn 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants
Part ofwar, warfareThe waging of armed conflict against an enemy / enemy
NarrowerArmageddonAny catastrophically destructive battle / battle
assaultClose fighting during the culmination of a military attack
combat, armed combatAn engagement fought between two military forces
dogfightAn aerial engagement between fighter planes
naval battleA pitched battle between naval fleets
pitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Broadermilitary action, actionA military engagement
Spanishacción, batalla, combate, conflicto, lucha
Catalanacció, batalla, combat, lluita
Verbsengagecarry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
English > engagement: 7 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA meeting arranged in advance.
Synonymsdate, appointment
Membersdate, escortA participant in a date
Narrowerblind dateA date with a stranger
double dateA date in which two couples participate
tryst, rendezvousA date
Broadermeeting, get togetherA small informal social gathering
Spanishcita, compromiso, esponsales, hora
Catalancita, compromís, consulta
English > engagement: 7 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA mutual promise to marry.
Synonymsbetrothal, troth
NarrowerringingThe giving of a ring as a token of engagement
BroaderpromiseA verbal / verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
Spanishcompromiso matrimonial, desposorios, esponsales, promesa
Verbsengagegive to in marriage
English > engagement: 7 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of giving someone a job.
Narrowerbooking, reservationThe act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)
call-backThe recall of an employee after a layoff
shape-upA way of hiring longshoremen by the day
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Verbsengageengage or hire for work
English > engagement: 7 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningemployment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time.
NarrowergigA booking for musicians
Broaderemployment, workThe occupation for which you are paid
English > engagement: 7 senses > noun 6, event
Meaningcontact by fitting together.
Example"the engagement of the clutch"
Synonymsmesh, meshing, interlocking
Broadercontact, impinging, strikingThe physical coming together of two or more things
Verbsengageget caught
engagekeep engaged
English > engagement: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of sharing in the activities of a group.
Example"the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
Synonymsparticipation, involvement, involution
NarrowercommitmentAn engagement by contract involving financial obligation
group participationparticipation by all members of a group
intervention, intercessionThe act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Oppositenon-engagement, nonparticipation, non-involvementWithdrawing from the activities of a group
Spanishcompromiso, implicación, participación
Catalancompromís, implicació, participació
Verbsengagecarry out or participate in an activity

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