Definitions of engagement

  1. the act of giving someone a job Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which engages; engrossing occupation; employment of the attention; obligation by pledge, promise, or contract; an enterprise embarked in; as, his engagements prevented his acceptance of any office. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An action; a fight; a battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Betrothal; occupation; an appointment; in machinery, the state of being in gear; a battle between armies or fleets. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Act of engaging: state of being engaged: that which engages: promise: employment: a fight or battle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of engaging; state of being engaged; obligation; conflict. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of engaging; a betrothal; an obligation; a battle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of engaging; obligation by agreement or contract; occupation; employment of the attention; the conflict of armies or fleets; battle; obligation or motive; that which engages. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for engagement

  1. It is an engagement that I cannot break." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. Dr. Derwent wrote about Eustace's engagement – The Crown of Life by George Gissing