engagement engagement  /ɛn ˈɡeɪdʒ mənt/


  1. (n) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
  2. (n) a meeting arranged in advance
  3. (n) a mutual promise to marry
  4. (n) the act of giving someone a job
  5. (n) employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
  6. (n) contact by fitting together
  7. (n) the act of sharing in the activities of a group


  1. His is an individual engagement based on a personal obstinacy.
  2. But 18 months into her engagement, Connie Oberle, 31, a corporate lawyer in New York City, decided not to go through with the wedding.
  3. In Spain, meanwhile, Prince Carlos' engagement set off renewed maneuvering over his tenuous claim to the Spanish throne.


  1. Engagement: Caley Stewart, Michael Marten

    FREEPORT — Richard and Erin Stewart of Freeport announce the engagement of their daughter, Caley Stewart of Chicago, to Michael Marten of Chicago, son of Steven and Sherie Marten.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Journal-Standard

  2. Engagement: Jamie Olmstead, Adam Jelinek

    FREEPORT — Mary and Michael Olmstead of Forsyth announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Olmstead, to Adam Jelinek, son of Lori and Dr. Chris Jelinek of Freeport.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Journal-Standard

  3. Engagement: Kanto — Chamberlain

    Claremont — Richard and Carol Kanto, of Claremont, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Cally M. Kanto, to Travis A. Chamberlain, son of Lee and Janet Chamberlain, also of Claremont.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Valley News

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  1. By contrast, Mr Obama said that he sought both a partnership with the Muslim world in rolling back the ideology of al-Qaeda and a "broad engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect".
    on Apr 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Times Online

  2. "Engagement versus sanctions is a false choice in our opinion," Mrs. Clinton told reporters. "Going forward we will be employing both of those tools."
    on Sep 24, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Wall Street Journal

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