- busy or occupied; involved: deeply engaged in conversation.
- pledged to be married; betrothed: an engaged couple.
- under engagement; pledged: an engaged contractor.
- entered into conflict with: desperately engaged armies.
- (of wheels) in gear with each other.
- Architecture. (of a distinct member) built so as to be truly or seemingly attached in part to the structure before which it stands: an engaged column.
Origin of engaged
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Examples from the Web for unengaged
Going to his office, he was fortunate enough to find him in, and unengaged.Brave and Bold
At that moment Darrell, seeing Kate unengaged, hastened to her side.At the Time Appointed
A. Maynard Barbour
If your thoughts are unengaged, I shall explain myself further.'Thackerayana
William Makepeace Thackeray
When unengaged, the position of Judge Dargan was that of drowsiness.Makers and Romance of Alabama History
B. F. Riley
The more Miss Asher sees of me in an unengaged condition the less she will like me.The Captain's Toll-Gate
Frank R. Stockton
- pledged to be married; betrothed
- employed, occupied, or busy
- architect built against or attached to a wall or similar structurean engaged column
- (of a telephone line) already in use
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