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engagement - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'engagement' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Engagement [ n.]
- The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest.
- The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.
- 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.
- An action; a fight; a battle.
- The state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part.

Meaning of 'engagement' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . engagement [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
Example in sentence:
  • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga;
  • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
Meaning (2):
- a meeting arranged in advance
Example in sentence:
  • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date
Meaning (3):
- contact by fitting together
Example in sentence:
  • the engagement of the clutch;
  • the meshing of gears
Meaning (4):
- employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
Example in sentence:
  • the play had bookings throughout the summer
Meaning (5):
- the act of sharing in the activities of a group
Example in sentence:
  • the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities