engagement

[ en-geyj-muhnt ]
/ ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənt /

noun

Origin of engagement

First recorded in 1615–25; engage + -ment
Related formsnon·en·gage·ment, nounre·en·gage·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for engagement

engagement

/ (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for engagement

engagement


n.

c.1600, "formal promise," from engage + -ment. Meaning "battle, fight" is from 1660s; promise-of-marriage sense is from 1742; meaning "appointment" is from 1806.

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Medicine definitions for engagement

engagement

[ ĕn-gājmənt ]

n.

The entrance of the fetal head or presenting part into the upper opening of the maternal pelvis.
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