busiest busiest  /ˈbɪ zi əst/


  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)


  1. After an attacker hurled an acid-filled bottle from a building onto one of the world's busiest streets, Hong Kong rethinks its stance on there being safety in numbers.
  2. Fuel shortages and restrictions were common at the busiest gas stations.
  3. Clinics are busiest during winter vacations, when high school seniors are preparing themselves for college or for entering the workplace.


  1. I-690 construction project begins Friday

    A major construction project gets underway Friday morning on one of Syracuse's busiest highways.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: YNN Syracuse

  2. New bike lanes open on Milwaukee Avenue

    Just in time for summer, new bicycle lanes are now open on the city's busiest cycling street.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

  3. Packed Houston animal shelter sets record for most animals dropped off

    Packed Houston animal shelter sets record for most animals dropped off Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 6:21 pm, Thursday, June 13, 2013 The Houston animal shelter just had its busiest two days on record for animal intakes, according to BARC spokesman Christopher Newport ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle


  1. Ban said he was taking the UN reins at "one of the busiest periods in our history," citing the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region, continuing conflict in the Middle East, an elusive peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and deliberations on the...
    on Jan 8, 2007 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Reuters Canada

  2. "We have seen a vicious, ruthless terror attack at Ankara's busiest time," Prime Tayyip Erdogan told reporters at the scene of the blast in the city's historic Ulus district.
    on May 22, 2007 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: Reuters UK

  3. "This failure, which follows on delay after delay since 1996, essentially means that there will be no exit-monitoring system at the nation's 50 busiest land border crossings," Feinstein said.
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: FOXNews

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