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Definitions of engagement
the act of giving someone a job Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest. Webster Dictionary DB
The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife. Webster Dictionary DB
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
An action; a fight; a battle. Webster Dictionary DB
The state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part. Webster Dictionary DB
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.
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.
Act of engaging; state of being engaged; obligation; conflict. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
The act of engaging; a betrothal; an obligation; a battle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
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.
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– The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
– The Crown of Life by George Gissing