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engaged meaning

EN[ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd] [ɛnˈɡeɪdʒd]
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    Definition of engaged in English Dictionary

  • VerbBFengageSGengagesPRengaging
    1. simple past tense and past participle of engage.
    2. AdjectiveBFengage
      1. Agreed to be married.
        1. Busy or employed.
          1. (Britain) (of a telephone) Already involved in a telephone call when a third party calls.
            1. I tried calling, but she (or her phone) was engaged.
          2. (architecture, of a column) attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway.
            1. (of gears or cogs) in contact and in operation.
              1. (military) being attacked or attacking.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • Moreover, Mr. Klein’s quintet writing was simply more engaging than his pianocentric work.
                  • The cellular phone companies were engaged in a freebie war, each offering various services thrown in when one purchased a plan.
                  • The teeth of one cogwheel engage those of another.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Engaging extrahippocampal memory systems renders the task ineffective for quantifying HPC-based memory impairments.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • Thou that doest liue in later times, must wage / Thy workes for wealth, and life for gold engage.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Uncomparable adjectives
                  • Verbs
                    • Verb forms
                      • Participles
                        • Past participles
                        • Verb simple past forms
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                    2. en engagedness
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                    4. en engaged column
                    Source: Wiktionary
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                    Meaning of engaged for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "engaged" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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