engagedadjectiveuk /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/ us /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/
engaged adjective (MARRIAGE)
- He asked her to sign a prenuptial agreement when they got engaged.
- She told me that she'd been engaged three times, but had never actually married.
- This photo was taken when we were engaged.
- Where this form asks about my marital status, should I write 'engaged' or just 'single'?
- She got engaged to her childhood sweetheart as soon as she left school.
engaged adjective (INVOLVED/BUSY)
- The soldiers were engaged in hand-to-hand combat.
- Rescuers were engaged in a frantic all-night effort to reach the survivors before their supply of air ran out.
- So, what is this big research project you're engaged upon at the moment?
- We wondered whether the mysterious gentleman was engaged upon a secret government mission.
- During the war, she was actively engaged in the resistance.
engaged adjective (IN USE)
- His phone is engaged - can I put you on hold?
- I've called him several times but his phone is always engaged.
- The doctor's consulting room said "Engaged" on the door, but nobody was in there.
- When the aircraft's toilet is engaged, the "occupied" sign is lit up.
- All of the cubicles in the changing room were engaged, so we had to wait a few minutes.