Engagement definition

ĕn-gājmənt
Something that engages.
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A pledge or obligation.

Meeting one's engagements.

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An engaging or being engaged.
  • A promise; pledge.
  • A promise of marriage; betrothal.
  • An arrangement to go somewhere, do something, meet someone, etc.; appointment.
  • Employment or period of employment, esp. in the performing arts.
  • A conflict; battle.
  • Financial obligations; commitments.
  • State of being in gear.
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A hostile encounter; a battle.
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The definition of an engagement is an appointment, a promise to marry someone or a period of employment.

An example of an engagement is a holiday party.

An example of an engagement is a woman accepting a man's offer of marriage.

An example of an engagement is a one year contract with a cruise ship.

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A promise or agreement to be at a particular place at a particular time.

A dinner engagement.

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The action of engaging or the state of being engaged.

Engagement in diplomacy.

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The condition of being in gear.

Engagement of the transmission.

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A mutual promise to get married.
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Employment, especially for a specified time.

His engagement with the firm.

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A specific, often limited, period of employment.

A speaking engagement.

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(uncountable) Connection or attachment.

Check the gears for full engagement before turning the handle.

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(countable or uncountable) The period of time when marriage is planned or promised.

We are enjoying a long engagement, but haven't yet set a date.

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In any situation of conflict, an actual instance of active hostilities.

The engagement resulted in many casualties.

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(fencing) The point at which the fencers are close enough to join blades, or to make an effective attack during an encounter.

After engagement it quickly became clear which of the fencers was going to prevail.

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The period during which this promise is kept.

A long engagement.

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(countable) An appointment, especially to speak or perform.

The lecturer has three speaking engagements this week.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
engagement
Plural:
engagements

Origin of engagement

  • French engagement.

    From Wiktionary