Definitions of engaged

  1. Pledged; promised; attached; earnestly employed.
  2. Busy or occupied; affianced or betrothed.
  3. of Engage
  4. reserved in advance
  5. ( 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"
  6. ( architecture) built against or attached to a wall; " engaged columns"
  7. ( used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; " the gears are engaged"; " meshed gears"; " intermeshed twin rotors"
  8. involved in military hostilities; " the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"
  9. built against or attached to a wall; " engaged columns"
  10. Occupied; employed; busy.
  11. Pledged; promised; especially, having the affections pledged; promised in marriage; affianced; betrothed.
  12. Greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest.
  13. Affianced.
  14. Occupied or busy.
  15. Pledged; promised; enlisted; embarked; earnestly employed; zealous. Engaged column, a column half sunk in a wall.