engagement

[ɛnɡˈe͡ɪd͡ʒmənt], [ɛnɡˈe‍ɪd‍ʒmənt], [ɛ_n_ɡ_ˈeɪ_dʒ_m_ə_n_t]

Definitions of engagement:

  1.   Act of engaging: state of being engaged: that which engages: promise: employment: a fight or battle. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Act of engaging; state of being engaged; obligation; conflict. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Betrothal; occupation; an appointment; in machinery, the state of being in gear; a battle between armies or fleets. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   An appointment; employment; a fight; a battle; an obligation; a compact. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   The act of engaging; obligation by agreement or contract; occupation; employment of the attention; the conflict of armies or fleets; battle; obligation or motive; that which engages. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for engagement:

  1. I have an engagement ring, which is my favorite accessory. – Jules Asner
  2. Even though mother's issues are not front page news, they touch us all personally, some more than others, and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement – Joan Blades
  3. We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do. – Jacob Bronowski
  4. And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will again and again confront us with a cruel choice between costly engagement and costly indifference. – Lord Robertson
  5. Militarily, we succeeded in Vietnam. We won every engagement we were involved in out there. – William Westmoreland

Usage examples for engagement:

  1. “ Baroni has been round to see me- to ask me to break off my engagement – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  2. “ Dr. Derwent wrote about Eustace's engagement – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  3. The warning came before she was married, even before their engagement – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  4. “ " But you said you never seriously thought I could accept such an engagement she objected, not knowing what to say. ” – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  5. Anyhow, you admit that this engagement is a grim joke. ” – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  6. “ " Why is it not you that come to tell me of your engagement – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  7. Committee for conference with the Officers that were upon the Engagement Sess. ” – The-Acts-Of-The-General-Assemblies-of-the-Church-of-Scotland by Church of Scotland. General Assembly
  8. “ I think that's an engagement – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  9. “ 644. In 1813 there was a naval engagement at Provincetown. ” – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  10. I've an engagement to- morrow. ” – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells

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