Definitions of busy

  1. To keep engaged; to occupy.
  2. To make or be busy; occupy oneself.
  3. To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one's self with books.
  4. To make busy: to occupy:- pr. p. busying; pa. p. busied.
  5. To occupy; to make or keep busy.
  6. To employ constantly; to keep employed; to make busy.
  7. Busying.
  8. Busily.
  9. actively or fully engaged or occupied; " busy with her work"; " a busy man"; " too busy to eat lunch"; " the line is busy"
  10. intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; " an interfering old woman"; " bustling about self- importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; " busy about other people's business"
  11. ( 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"
  12. crowdedwith or characterized by much activity; " a very busy week"; " a busy life"; " a busy street"; " a busy seaport"
  13. Engaged in some business; hard at work ( either habitually or only for the time being); occupied with serious affairs; not idle nor at leisure; as, a busy merchant.
  14. Constantly at work; diligent; active.
  15. Careful; anxious.
  16. Crowded with business or activities; - said of places and times; as, a busy street.
  17. Earnestly, actively, or closely at work; characteristic of, or pertaining to, industry or diligence; as, the busy hum of the factory; bustling; full of employment; as, a busy day; meddlesome.
  18. Fully employed: active: diligent: meddling.
  19. Fully occupied; active; diligent; meddling.
  20. To make busy; to occupy.
  21. Intensely active; habitually occupied; industrious; diligent.
  22. Officiously active; prying; meddling.
  23. Very closely engaged; actively employed; diligent; marked by activity; meddling.
  24. Very closely engaged; constantly and actively employed; meddling; troublesome.
  25. Busied.
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