engagement

[ en-geyj-muhnt ]
/ ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənt /

noun


Nearby words

  1. eng. d.,
  2. engadine,
  3. engage,
  4. engaged,
  5. engaged tone,
  6. engagement calendar,
  7. engagement ring,
  8. engaging,
  9. engagé,
  10. engagée

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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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