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  1. [adjective] having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"
    Synonyms: occupied

  2. [adjective] involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"

  3. [adjective] reserved in advance
    Synonyms: booked, set-aside

  4. [adjective] (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"
    Synonyms: busy, in use

  5. [adjective] (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"
    Synonyms: meshed, intermeshed

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

  7. [adjective] built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns"

  8. [adjective] pledged to be married; "the engaged couple"
    Synonyms: affianced, bespoken, betrothed, pledged


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