Engaged meaning

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Committed, as to a cause.
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Pledged to marry; betrothed.

An engaged couple.

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Employed, occupied, or busy.
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Being in gear; meshed.
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Partly embedded in, built into, or attached to another part, as columns on a wall.
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Pledged; esp., pledged in marriage; betrothed.

An engaged couple.

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Not at leisure; occupied; employed; busy.
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Attached to or partly set into a wall, etc.

Engaged columns.

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Simple past tense and past participle of engage.
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Agreed to be married.
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(UK) (of a telephone) Already involved in a telephone call when a third party calls.

I tried calling, but she (or her phone) was engaged.

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(architecture, of a column) Attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway.
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(of gears or cogs) In contact and in operation.
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The definition of engaged is someone promised to be married, or a busy person, or military personnel in combat.

An example of engaged is a man who is marrying his girlfriend next month.

An example of engaged is an author writing a novel.

An example of engaged are military forces involved in combat in the Iraq War.

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Involved in conflict or battle.
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In gear; interlocked; meshed.
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