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bus·y

 (bĭz′ē)
adj. bus·i·er, bus·i·est
1. Engaged in activity, as work; occupied. See Synonyms at active.
2. Characterized by or sustaining much activity: a busy morning; a busy street.
3. Being a busybody; meddlesome; prying.
4. Being in use, as a telephone line.
5. Cluttered with detail to the point of being distracting: a busy design.
tr.v. bus·ied, bus·y·ing, bus·ies
To make busy; occupy: busied myself preparing my tax return.

[Middle English bisi, busi, from Old English bysig.]

bus′i·ly adv.
bus′y·ness n.

busy

(ˈbɪzɪ)
adj, busier or busiest
1. actively or fully engaged; occupied
2. crowded with or characterized by activity: a busy day.
3. chiefly US and Canadian (of a room, telephone line, etc) in use; engaged
4. overcrowded with detail: a busy painting.
5. meddlesome; inquisitive; prying
vb, busies, busying or busied
(tr) to make or keep (someone, esp oneself) busy; occupy
[Old English bisig; related to Middle Dutch besich, perhaps to Latin festīnāre to hurry]
ˈbusyness n

bus•y

(ˈbɪz i)

adj. bus•i•er, bus•i•est, adj.
1. actively and attentively engaged, esp. in work.
2. not at leisure; otherwise engaged: He's busy and can't see you.
3. full of activity: a busy life.
4. (of a telephone line) in use.
5. meddlesome; prying.
6. cluttered with small, fussy details: The rug is too busy for this room.
v.t.
7. to keep occupied; make or keep busy.
[before 1000; Middle English busi, bisi, Old English bysig, bisig]
bus′i•ly, adv.
bus′y•ness, n.

busy


Past participle: busied
Gerund: busying

Imperative
busy
busy
Present
I busy
you busy
he/she/it busies
we busy
you busy
they busy
Preterite
I busied
you busied
he/she/it busied
we busied
you busied
they busied
Present Continuous
I am busying
you are busying
he/she/it is busying
we are busying
you are busying
they are busying
Present Perfect
I have busied
you have busied
he/she/it has busied
we have busied
you have busied
they have busied
Past Continuous
I was busying
you were busying
he/she/it was busying
we were busying
you were busying
they were busying
Past Perfect
I had busied
you had busied
he/she/it had busied
we had busied
you had busied
they had busied
Future
I will busy
you will busy
he/she/it will busy
we will busy
you will busy
they will busy
Future Perfect
I will have busied
you will have busied
he/she/it will have busied
we will have busied
you will have busied
they will have busied
Future Continuous
I will be busying
you will be busying
he/she/it will be busying
we will be busying
you will be busying
they will be busying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been busying
you have been busying
he/she/it has been busying
we have been busying
you have been busying
they have been busying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been busying
you will have been busying
he/she/it will have been busying
we will have been busying
you will have been busying
they will have been busying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been busying
you had been busying
he/she/it had been busying
we had been busying
you had been busying
they had been busying
Conditional
I would busy
you would busy
he/she/it would busy
we would busy
you would busy
they would busy
Past Conditional
I would have busied
you would have busied
he/she/it would have busied
we would have busied
you would have busied
they would have busied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.busy - keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
putter, potter - work lightly; "The old lady is pottering around in the garden"
smatter, play around, dabble - work with in an amateurish manner; "She dabbles in astronomy"; "He plays around with investments but he never makes any money"
Adj.1.busy - actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"
diligent - characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"
employed - having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our graduates are employed"
idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"
2.busy - overcrowded or cluttered with detail; "a busy painting"; "a fussy design"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
3.busy - intrusive in a meddling or offensive mannerbusy - intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people's business"
intrusive - tending to intrude (especially upon privacy); "she felt her presence there was intrusive"
4.busy - crowded with or characterized by much activity; "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport"
active - full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"
5.busy - (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"
occupied - held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied"

busy

adjective
2. occupied with, working, engaged in, on duty, employed in, preoccupied with, absorbed in, immersed in, hard at work, engrossed in, in harness, on active service, hard at work on, BY (S.M.S.) Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
occupied with off duty, unoccupied
3. hectic, full, active, tiring, exacting, energetic, strenuous, on the go (informal), BY (S.M.S.) I'd had a busy day and was rather tired.
4. crowded, full, packed, crushed, mobbed, cramped, bustling, swarming, overflowing, thronged, teeming, congested, populous, jam-packed, BY (S.M.S.) The ward was busy and Amy hardly had time to talk.
busy yourself occupy yourself, be engrossed, immerse yourself, involve yourself, amuse yourself, absorb yourself, employ yourself, engage yourself, keep busy or occupied He busied himself with the camera.

busy

adjective
1. Involved in activity or work:
2. Excessively filled with detail:
verb
To make busy:
Translations
مَشْغولمُزْدَحِممشغولمَشْغول، مُنْهَمِكيُشغِل نَفْسَه
деен
rušnýzaneprázdněnýživýzaměstnánzaměstnávat se
travlbeskæftige sig med
okupata
مشغول
kiireinenlevotonpuuhaillasekavatungokseen asti täysi
prepunprometanzaposlen
foglaltforgalmasmozgalmaselfoglalja magát
sibuk
iîandi; annasamurláta sig varîa, snúa sér aî, annastupptekinnupptekinn, önnum kafinn
忙しい混雑した
바쁜붐비는
įtemptasjudruslabai užsiėmęspilnasužimtas
aizņemtsdzīvsnevaļīgsnodarbinātrosīgs
harnic
činnýzamestnať sa
naporenpolnzaposlenzaseden
fullupptagen
จอแจ พลุกพล่านยุ่งวุ่นวาย
meşgulkalabalıkmeşgul etmekoyalamakişi var
bận rộnđông

busy

[ˈbɪzɪ]
A. ADJ (busier (compar) (busiest (superl)))
1. [person] → ocupado
are you busy?¿está ocupado?
he's a busy manes un hombre muy ocupado
to be busy doing sthestar ocupado haciendo algo
she's busy studying/cookingestá ocupada estudiando/cocinando
to be busy at or on or withestar ocupado en or con
he's busy at his workestá ocupado en su trabajo
to get busyempezar a trabajar; (= hurry) → menearse, darse prisa
let's get busy¡a trabajar!
to keep busymantenerse ocupado
to keep sb busyocupar a algn
as busy as a beeocupadísimo, atareadísimo
2. [day, time] → activo, ajetreado
the busiest season is the autumnla época de mayor actividad es el otoño
3. [place, town] → concurrido; [scene] → animado, lleno de movimiento
4. [telephone, line] → comunicando, ocupado
B. VT to busy o.s. with/doing sthocuparse con/en hacer algo
C. CPD Busy Lizzie N (Bot) → alegría f de la casa
busy signal N (esp US) (Telec) → señal f de comunicando, tono m (de) ocupado

busy

[ˈbɪzi]
adj
[person] → occupé(e)
I'm busy → Je suis occupé.
to be busy doing sth → être occupé à faire qch, être en train de faire qch
He's a busy man
BUT C'est un homme très pris.
He's a very busy man → C'est un homme extrêmement occupé.
[shop, street] → très fréquenté(e)
[kitchen, office, ward] → débordant(e) d'activité
to be busy → être en pleine activité
The ward was busy and Amy hardly had time to talk → La salle où se trouvait Amy était en pleine activité, on n'a pas vraiment eu le temps de se parler.
[time, period] → de grande activité
[schedule] → chargé(e)
[day] → bien rempli(e)
(US) [telephone, line] → occupé(e)
vt
to busy o.s. doing sth → s'occuper de faire qch

busy

adj (+er)
(= occupied) personbeschäftigt; a very busy manein viel beschäftigter Mann; are you busy?haben Sie gerade Zeit?; (in business) → haben Sie viel zu tun?; not now, I’m busyjetzt nicht, ich bin gerade beschäftigt; the boss is always busyder Chef hat immer viel zu tun; (= never available)der Chef hat nie Zeit; I’ll come back when you’re less busyich komme wieder, wenn Sie mehr Zeit haben; to keep somebody/oneself busyjdn/sich selbst beschäftigen; I was busy studying when you calledich war gerade beim Lernen, als Sie kamen; I was busy studying all eveningich war den ganzen Abend mit Lernen beschäftigt; she’s always too busy thinking about herselfsie ist immer zu sehr mit sich selbst beschäftigt; they were busy plotting against himsie haben eifrig Pläne gegen ihn geschmiedet; let’s get busyan die Arbeit!
(= active) life, timebewegt; place, street, townbelebt; (with traffic) → verkehrsreich; streetstark befahren; it’s been a busy day/weekheute/diese Woche war viel los; have you had a busy day?hast du heute viel zu tun gehabt?; he leads a very busy lifebei ihm ist immer etwas los; the shop was busy all dayim Geschäft war den ganzen Tag viel los
(esp US) telephone linebesetzt
(= officious) person, manner(über)eifrig
pattern, design, printunruhig
vr to busy oneself doing somethingsich damit beschäftigen, etw zu tun; to busy oneself with somethingsich mit etw beschäftigen

busy

[ˈbɪzɪ]
1. adj
a. (occupied, person) → occupato/a
she's a busy woman → è una donna molto occupata
she's busy (at the moment) → è occupata
he's busy studying/cooking → sta studiando/cucinando
he's busy at his work → sta lavorando, è molto preso dal lavoro
let's get busy (fam) → diamoci da fare
b. (active, day, time) → movimentato/a, intenso/a; (place, town) → animato/a
Christmas is a busy time of year → a Natale ci sono sempre mille cose da fare
the roads are busy → c'è molto traffico sulle strade
c. (esp Am) (telephone, line) → occupato/a
2. vt to busy o.s. (doing sth/with sth)darsi da fare (a fare qc/con qc)

busy

(ˈbizi) adjective
1. having a lot (of work etc) to do. I am very busy.
2. full of traffic, people, activity etc. The roads are busy; a busy time of year.
3. (especially American) (of a telephone line) engaged. All the lines to New York are busy.
verb
(sometimes with with) to occupy (oneself) with. She busied herself preparing the meal.
ˈbusily adverb

busy

مُزْدَحِم, مَشْغول rušný, zaneprázdněný travl beschäftigt, betriebsam απασχολημένος, γεμάτος concurrido, lleno, ocupado kiireinen, tungokseen asti täysi comble, occupé prepun, zaposlen occupato, pieno 忙しい, 混雑した 바쁜, 붐비는 druk opptatt, travel zajęty, zatłoczony cheio, lotado, ocupado занятой, многолюдный full, upptagen จอแจ พลุกพล่าน, ยุ่งวุ่นวาย kalabalık, meşgul bận rộn, đông 忙碌的, 熙攘的
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March got her wet things off, her warm slippers on, and sitting down in the easy chair, drew Amy to her lap, preparing to enjoy the happiest hour of her busy day.
When he came into the room with the wood in his arms, she pretended to be busy with her studies but watched him eagerly.
I've been too busy on that new airship stabilizer dad gave me an idea for.
I had lost sight of her altogether, but Jim had found her again after long years, had renewed a friendship that meant a great deal to him, and out of his busy life had set apart time enough to enjoy that friendship.
That busy Frenchman, Montcalm, will send his spies into our very camp, but he will know what road we travel
The spot acquired a somewhat wilder grace, and yet a very gentle one, from the fact that a pair of robins had built their nest in the pear-tree, and were making themselves exceed ingly busy and happy in the dark intricacy of its boughs.
When there seemed to be nothing for him to do, he would climb to a nook among the cotton-bales of the upper deck, and busy himself in studying over his Bible,--and it is there we see him now.
I saw that I was just another Robinson Crusoe cast away on an uninhabited island, with no society but some more or less tame animals, and if I wanted to make life bearable I must do as he did -- invent, contrive, create, reorganize things; set brain and hand to work, and keep them busy.
The little fox and the rook were as happy and busy as they were, and the robin and his mate flew backward and forward like tiny streaks of lightning.
We have both been so busy that we forgot you until about half an hour ago.
The soldiers I addressed didn't know anything; the officers were mysterious as well as busy.
In fact, we had not been in more than half an hour and I was still busy making her fast to the stone posts of a very narrow quay in front of a lofty warehouse.