busier busier  /ˈbɪ zi ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) keep busy with
  2. (adj) actively or fully engaged or occupied
  3. (adj) overcrowded or cluttered with detail
  4. (adj) intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
  5. (adj) crowded with or characterized by much activity
  6. (adj) (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)

Usage(s):

  1. This time around, Obama has been a tad busier and hasn't had the luxury of time.
  2. But Indonesia's onetime autocrat has been far busier than most of his countrymen realize.
  3. With smoking-related dockets busier than ever and potentially precedent-setting verdicts in the works, 2003 could be a turning point for European big tobacco.

News

  1. Firefighters respond to wildland fires around the county

    LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Several small vegetation fires around the county kept firefighters busier than usual on Wednesday afternoon. The fires burned small amounts of acreage and were quickly contained thanks to the efforts of local, state and federal firefighters, who responded quickly to knock them down before they could grow larger in the county's dry, windy conditions. “Everything today has ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Lake County News

  2. No time to daydream? Why imagination is still key for kids

    If you think kids are busier than ever, you're not imagining things. But are they too busy to learn how to imagine? It could be a costly mistake.Jennifer Holiday's two children, age 4 and 7, have a typical weekend schedule. "Saturday, they both play soccer and baseball, so there will be two of each of those games," said the Long Island, N.Y., mom. "There will be at least one birthday party. This ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. Will Burrstone get busier?

    Traffic around any school can get hectic at arrival and dismissal times. But at Notre Dame Junior-Senior High School, it’s going to get even busier in the near future.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Observer-Dispatch

Quotes

  1. "Life got a little busier, phone rang a little bit more," Glover said. "I signed a few more autographs, but nothing too crazy. And that's probably the way I would want it and would like it to stay."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Lucas Glover Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Families are busier than ever," McGuinty said. "That's why we committed to creating a new long weekend in February by introducing a new statutory holiday in February, Family Day. I'm pleased to announce that Ontario's first ever Family Day...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Dalton McGuinty Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It's getting busy in there -- busier than they expected," guitarist Jonny Greenwood wrote of the band's official WASTE store, which is selling "In Rainbows." "I sound like a bouncer. Get behind the rope. No denim. Thanks for your patience...
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Jonny Greenwood Source: Glide Magazine

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