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Dictionary definition for: Engaged

1. (s) having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities" "deeply engaged in conversation"

2. (s) involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"

3. (s) reserved in advance

4. (s) (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

5. (s) (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged" "meshed gears" "intermeshed twin rotors"

6. (s) having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"

7. (s) built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns"

8. (s) pledged to be married; "the engaged couple"

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