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busy meaning

EN[ˈbɪzi] [-ɪzi]
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  • Busy may refer to:
  • a busy signal
  • Busy, Doubs, a commune in France
  • Busy, Kentucky
  • Mr. Busy, a Mr. Men character
  • Little Miss Busy, a Little Miss character
  • Busy Bee (born 1962), American rapper
  • Busy Philipps (born 1979), American film actress
  • Everett M. "Busy" Arnold (1899–1974), American comic books entrepreneur
  • Busy P, the stage name of the French DJ Pedro Winter
  • "Busy" (Lyfe Jennings song), 2010
  • "Busy" (Olly Murs song), 2011
  • "Busy", a song by Jawbreaker
  • "Busy", a 1998 song by Grinspoon
  • "Busy", a 2000 song by K's Choice

    Definition of busy in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbusies
    1. SLA (Britain, Liverpudlian, derogatory) A police officer.
    2. VerbSGbusiesPRbusyingPT, PPbusied
      1. VT To make somebody busy, to keep busy with, to occupy, to make occupied.
        1. VT To rush somebody.
        2. AdjectiveCOMbusierSUPbusiest
          1. Crowded with business or activities; having a great deal going on.
            1. a busy street
          2. Engaged in another activity or by someone else.
            1. The director cannot see you now, he's busy.
            2. Her telephone has been busy all day.
            3. She is too busy to have time for riddles.
          3. Having a lot going on; complicated or intricate.
            1. Flowers, stripes, and checks in the same fabric make for a busy pattern.
          4. Officious; meddling.
          5. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Their warmth stirred her up to be so busy and laudably benevolent; perhaps if he had been away she might have been idle and slack-handed; but I do not know.
              • Traditionally a village smithy was a busy place because the smith's work was so necessary.
              • I can't talk to her: she is too busy SMSing her friends.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • His two-seamer has a heavy sink and keeps the infielders busy.
              • He passed up my invitation for dinner, saying he was too busy.
              • I misexpressed myself when I said I didn't want to see you. I only meant that I was temporarily busy.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
                Related Links:
                1. en busybody
                2. en busybodies
                3. en busying
                4. en busyish
                5. en busyness
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Grammatically, this word "busy" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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