engaged engaged  /ɛn ˈɡeɪdʒd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having ones attention or mind or energy engaged
  2. (adj) involved in military hostilities
  3. (adj) reserved in advance
  4. (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)
  5. (adj) (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting
  6. (adj) having services contracted for
  7. (adj) built against or attached to a wall

Usage(s):

  1. We ought to be engaged in politics, we ought to be good citizens, we ought to care about justice.
  2. Without the threat of such sanctions, key Administration policymakers believe, Iran will have little incentive to give anything up, whether or not they are engaged in talks.
  3. The profligate spending spree the Congress and Administration has been engaged in must be controlled.

News

  1. Marc Maron Engaged: Comedian Proposes to Girlfriend

    Comedian Mark Maron is engaged to his girlfriend, Jessica. Credit: Larry French/Getty Images for A+E Networks
    on June 17, 2013     Source: US Weekly

  2. Singer Jenny Owen Youngs Reveals She Is Gay And Engaged

    Folk singer Jenny Owen Youngs revealed she is gay and engaged to marry her partner later this summer. The singer-songwriter made the announcement via an open letter published on the website Everyoneisgay.com. The singer explained she was forced to keep her sexuality a secret due to her conservative upbringing. According to Wonderwall, Jenny Owen Youngs... Read more » Singer Jenny Owen Youngs ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. “Highly Engaged” Americans Deeply Divided in Their Approach to Investing Says New Schwab Study

    A majority of Americans who are highly engaged across many aspects of life also grab hold of the wheel when it comes to investing, according to a new study by Charles Schwab. But a
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "I think the most important thing is for the United States to get engaged right away," Obama said.
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  2. "We are engaged in a battle of wills," Petraeus said. "We must demonstrate to the people of Afghanistan and the Taliban that ISAF and NATO forces are here to safeguard the Afghan people and we are in this to win. That is our objective."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "There is no evidence any British officer was directly engaged in torture in the aftermath of 9/11," Cameron said.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: CNN (blog)

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/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /