Definitions of engagement

  1. a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a mutual promise to marry Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of giving someone a job Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the act sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. An action; a fight; a battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Act of engaging; state of being engaged; obligation; conflict. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The act of engaging; a betrothal; an obligation; a battle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. 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.
  19. An appointment; employment; a fight; a battle; an obligation; a compact. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. In obstetrics the entrance of the presenting part into the superior strait of the pelvis. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. n. Act of engaging;—state of being engaged;—obligation by contract or agreement;—adherence to a cause or party;—employment of one's time and attention; occupation;—fight; conflict; battle;—mutual agreement to marry. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. The act of engaging, impawning, or making liable to debt; obligation by contract; adherence to a party or cause, partiality; employment of the attention; fight, conflict, battle; obligation, motive. Complete Dictionary