ENGAGED

engaged

1. reserved in advance

2. pledged to be married; "the engaged couple"

3. built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns"

4. (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"

5. (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); "her line is busy"; "receptionists'' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory

6. having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"

7. having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"

8. involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"

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