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[adj] having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"
[adj] pledged to be married; "the engaged couple"
[adj] having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"
[adj] (architecture) built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns"
[adj] (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"
[adj] involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"
[adj] (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 is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"
[adj] reserved in advance


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Misc. Definitions

\En*gaged"\, a.
1. Occupied; employed; busy.
2. Pledged; promised; especially, having the affections pledged; promised in marriage; affianced; betrothed.
3. Greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest.
4. Involved; esp., involved in a hostile encounter; as, the engaged ships continued the fight. {Engaged column}. (Arch.) Same as {Attached column}. See under {Attach}, v. t.

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