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engaged

en·gaged

engaged

pronunciation:
ihn geIjd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: busy; employed; involved.
The manager is engaged at the moment; can I have him return your call?If you're not currently engaged, why don't you interview for this job?
antonyms:
free, idle, unemployed, unengaged
similar words:
active, busy
definition 2: keeping a promise and plan of marriage; betrothed.
They were engaged for one year before they were married.
definition 3: reserved in advance or presently occupied.
antonyms:
available, free
similar words:
busy
definition 4: meshed, as gears in a machine.
 
antonyms:
disengaged
similar words:
alive