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Meaning of ENGAGEMENT

Pronunciation:  en'geyjmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  the act of giving someone a job
  4. [n]  the act sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
  5. [n]  a mutual promise to marry
  6. [n]  contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"
  7. [n]  a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
 

ENGAGEMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: appointment, battle, betrothal, booking, conflict, date, fight, interlocking, involvement, mesh, meshing, participation, troth
 
 Antonyms: non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation
 
 See Also: action, Armageddon, armed combat, assault, Battle of Britain, blind date, call-back, combat, commitment, contact, dogfight, Drogheda, employment, escort, get together, gig, group action, group participation, impinging, intercession, intervention, meeting, military action, naval battle, pitched battle, promise, rendezvous, reservation, ringing, shape-up, striking, tryst, war, warfare, work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*gage"ment\, n. [Cf. F. engagement.]
1. The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or
   entering into contest.

2. The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif.,
   a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.

3. 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.

         Religion, which is the chief engagement of our
         league.                               --Milton.

4. (Mil.) An action; a fight; a battle.

         In hot engagement with the Moors.     --Dryden.

5. (Mach.) The state of being in gear; as, one part of a
   clutch is brought into engagement with the other part.

Syn: Vocation; business; employment; occupation; promise;
     stipulation; betrothal; word; battle; combat; fight;
     contest; conflict. See {Battle}.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are engaged to be married, represents sexual or relationship needs. You may be trying to resolve your feelings of loneliness. Dreaming that you break an engagement indicates a hasty and unwise decision in some important matter. Dreaming of a business engagement means concern and worries in an area of your work.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absorbed attention, absorption, action, affair, affiance, agreement, allurement, alternation, application, appointment, arrangement, assignation, association, attempt, banns, banns of matrimony, bargain, battle, berth, bespeaking, betrothal, betrothing, betrothment, billet, blandishment, blind date, booking, borscht circuit, bout, briefing, business, cajolement, cajolery, circuit, coaction, coaxing, cochairmanship, combat, commission, commitment, complementary distribution, complicity, concentration, concours, concurrence, condominium, conflict, conning, contemplation, contest, contract, contribution, cooperation, copartnership, copartnery, cotenancy, covenant, date, deal, deep study, deep thought, derby, double date, effort, embarrassment, employment, encounter, engagement book, engaging, engrossment, enlistment, enmeshment, entanglement, enterprise, espousal, exhortation, fight, game, games, get-together, gig, go, gymkhana, handfasting, having a part, hiring, hortation, immersion, implication, inclusion, incumbency, inducement, intentness, interaction, interchange, intercommunication, intercourse, interlacing, intermeshing, interplay, intertwining, interview, interweaving, interworking, invitation, involution, involvement, jawboning, job, joint chairmanship, joint control, joint ownership, joint tenancy, joust, lobbying, marriage contract, marriage proposal, match, matching, meditation, meet, meeting, mesh, meshing, monomania, moonlighting, obligation, obsession, offer of marriage, office, Olympic games, Olympics, opening, operation, partaking, participation, partnership, persuasion, place, plan, playing engagement, pledge, plight, plighted faith, plighted troth, position, post, preaching, preachment, preengagement, preoccupation, profound thought, program, project, promise, proposal, proposition, quid pro quo, rally, rapt attention, recognizance, relation, rencontre, rendezvous, reservation, retainment, run, sales talk, salesmanship, second job, seesaw, selling, service, sharing, single-mindedness, situation, snow job, soft soap, solicitation, spot, stand, station, studiousness, study, suasion, submersion, suffrage, sweet talk, taking on, task, tenure, test, tilt, tit for tat, tour, tournament, tourney, trial, troth, tryst, understanding, undertaking, vacancy, vaudeville circuit, venture, verbal agreement, visit, voting, wheedling, word, work, working on
 

 

 

 

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