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.
- en·gag·ed·ly [en-gey-jid-lee, -geyjd-], /ɛnˈgeɪ dʒɪd li, -ˈgeɪdʒd-/, adverb
- en·gag·ed·ness, noun
- un·en·gaged, adjective
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How to use engaged in a sentence
Eater at Home is the source for anyone who wants to feel deeply engaged with food and dining culture, which now, more than ever, is in our homes.
People are more likely to stay engaged in processes over time if they’re able to share and gain knowledge, as opposed to having it extracted from them.Participation-washing could be the next dangerous fad in machine learning | Amy Nordrum | August 25, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
It took several decades for women to vote at the same rate as men, but once they did, they actually became more engaged voters.Women Won The Right To Vote 100 Years Ago. They Didn’t Start Voting Differently From Men Until 1980. | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux | August 19, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Not only has this been an opportunity to develop professional skills, but it’s also been a method of remaining engaged and keeping positive mental health during the lockdown.Lessons from lockdown: Four content types that users really engage with | Edward Coram James | July 20, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
It’s important to stay engaged with our audience during the crisis, and there’s a lot we can do to accomplish that.Four strategies to maintain your social media activity during a crisis | Roman Daneghyan | June 30, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Jennie met Randolph Churchill in 1873 at a ball; three days later they were engaged.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain | Tim Teeman | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“After we got engaged, she only made things harder,” explains Sabrine.
I also think we could have another talk with Fincher who may be difficult but is brilliant and already engaged.Shocking New Reveals From Sony Hack: J. Law, Pitt, Clooney, and Star Wars | William Boot | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There were no allegations that the jailers engaged in desecrating Islam.Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report | Dean Obeidallah | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If a Queen did cheat, her crimes fade into insignificance compared to the extensive philandering engaged in by medieval monarchs.The Sex Life of King Richard III's Randy Great Great Great Grandfather | Tom Sykes | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The crowd shuffled off in all directions, and then engaged in a confused struggle for the chairs.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
One evening, while he was thus engaged, he observed de Patinos and Duke Wharton enter together.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
At another time her affections were deeply engaged by a young gentleman who visited a lady on a neighboring plantation.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
In truth, it was so intently engaged with a sleeping seal that it had not observed the approach of the sledge.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
When you engaged yourself to the young woman you were poor and a nobody, and the step was perhaps excusable.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for engaged
pledged to be married; betrothed
employed, occupied, or busy
architect built against or attached to a wall or similar structure: an engaged column
(of a telephone line) already in use
- engagedly (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪdlɪ), adverb
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