• IPA: /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/, /ɛnˈɡeɪdʒd/
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of engage

engaged (not comparable)

  1. Agreed to be married.
  2. Busy or employed.
  3. Greatly interested.
  4. (British) (of a telephone) Already involved in a telephone call when a third party calls
    I tried calling, but she (or her phone) was engaged.
  5. (architecture, of a column) attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway
  6. (of gears or cogs) in contact and in operation
  7. (military) being attacked or attacking
  8. (medicine, of a foetus) Having the widest part of its presenting part, usually the head, enter the pelvic brim or inlet.
  • (of a telephone) (US) busy
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