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en·gage·ment

 (ĕn-gāj′mənt)
n.
1.
a. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged: engagement in diplomacy.
b. The condition of being in gear: engagement of the transmission.
2.
a. A mutual promise to get married.
b. The period during which this promise is kept: a long engagement.
3. A pledge or obligation: meeting one's engagements.
4. A promise or agreement to be at a particular place at a particular time: a dinner engagement.
5.
a. Employment, especially for a specified time: his engagement with the firm.
b. A specific, often limited, period of employment: a speaking engagement.
6. A hostile encounter; a battle.
Synonyms: engagement, appointment, assignation, date1, rendezvous, tryst
These nouns denote a commitment to appear at a certain time and place: a business engagement; a dental appointment; a secret assignation; a date to play tennis; a rendezvous of agents at the border; a lovers' tryst.

engagement

(ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt)
n
1. a pledge of marriage; betrothal
2. an appointment or arrangement, esp for business or social purposes
3. the act of engaging or condition of being engaged
4. a promise, obligation, or other condition that binds
5. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a period of employment, esp a limited period
6. (Military) an action; battle
7. (plural) financial obligations

en•gage•ment

(ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənt)

n.
1. the act of engaging or the state of being engaged.
2. an appointment or arrangement, esp. to be somewhere or do something at a particular time.
3. an agreement to marry; betrothal.
4. a pledge; an obligation or agreement.
5. employment, or a period or post of employment.
6. an encounter, conflict, or battle.
7. the act or state of interlocking.
[1615–25]

engagement

1. In air defense, an attack with guns or air-to-air missiles by an interceptor aircraft, or the launch of an air defense missile by air defense artillery and the missile's subsequent travel to intercept.
2. A tactical conflict, usually between opposing lower echelons maneuver forces. See also battle; campaign.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.engagement - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a warengagement - 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"
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
Armageddon - any catastrophically destructive battle; "they called the first World War an Armageddon"
pitched battle - a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
naval battle - a pitched battle between naval fleets
armed combat, combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
dogfight - an aerial engagement between fighter planes
assault - close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.engagement - a meeting arranged in advanceengagement - a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
get together, meeting - a small informal social gathering; "there was an informal meeting in my living room"
blind date - a date with a stranger; "she never goes on blind dates"
double date - a date in which two couples participate
tryst, rendezvous - a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex
date, escort - a participant in a date; "his date never stopped talking"
3.engagement - a mutual promise to marryengagement - a mutual promise to marry    
promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
ringing - the giving of a ring as a token of engagement
4.engagement - the act of giving someone a job
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
shape-up - a way of hiring longshoremen by the day; applicants gather around a union boss who selects those to be hired
call-back - the recall of an employee after a layoff
booking, reservation - the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group); "wondered who had made the booking"
5.engagement - employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer"
gig - a booking for musicians; "they played a gig in New Jersey"
employment, work - the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
6.engagement - contact by fitting togetherengagement - contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"
impinging, striking, contact - the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"
7.engagement - the act of sharing in the activities of a groupengagement - the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
group action - action taken by a group of people
commitment - an engagement by contract involving financial obligation; "his business commitments took him to London"
intervention, intercession - the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.); "it occurs without human intervention"
group participation - participation by all members of a group
non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation - withdrawing from the activities of a group

engagement

noun
1. appointment, meeting, interview, date, commitment, arrangement, rendezvous He had an engagement at a restaurant in Greek Street at eight.
2. betrothal, marriage contract, troth (archaic), agreement to marry I've broken off my engagement to Arthur.
3. battle, fight, conflict, action, struggle, clash, contest, encounter, combat, confrontation, skirmish, face-off (slang) The constitution prevents them from military engagement on foreign soil.
4. participation, joining, taking part, involvement his proactive engagement in the peace process
5. job, work, post, situation, commission, employment, appointment, gig (informal), stint her first official engagement as Miss World

engagement

noun
1. A commitment, as for a performance by an entertainer:
Slang: gig.
2. The act or condition of being pledged to marry:
3. A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing:
4. A commitment to appear at a certain time and place:
5. The act of employing for wages:
6. A hostile encounter between opposing military forces:
Translations
إشْتِباك، خُطْبَهاِرْتِبَاط
schůzkazasnoubení
aftaleansættelsearrangementforlovelseforlovelses-
kihlausaikatapaaminen
dogovor
eljegyzés
ráîning; trúlofun; bardagi; stefnumót
約束
약속
povinnostisnubnýzasnúbenie
zaroka
arrangemangförlovning
การหมั้น
cuộc hẹn

engagement

[ɪnˈgeɪdʒmənt]
A. N
1. (to marry) → compromiso m; (= period of engagement) → noviazgo m
they announced their engagement yesterdayanunciaron su compromiso ayer
the engagement lasted ten monthsel noviazgo duró diez meses
the engagement is announced of Miss A to Mr Bla Srta. A y el Sr. B han anunciado su compromiso (matrimonial)
2. (= appointment) → compromiso m, cita f
I have a previous engagementya tengo un compromiso
3. (= undertaking) → compromiso m
to enter into an engagement to do sthcomprometerse a hacer algo
4. (Mil) (= battle) → batalla f, combate m
5. (= contract) → contrato m
a long engagement at a theatreun contrato largo con un teatro
B. CPD engagement book Ndietario m; (at work) → agenda f de trabajo
engagement diary N = engagement book engagement party Nfiesta f de compromiso
engagement ring Nanillo m de compromiso or de pedida

engagement

[ɪnˈgeɪdʒmənt] n
(= appointment) → rendez-vous m inv
I have a previous engagement → J'ai déjà un rendez-vous., Je suis déjà pris(e).
(= appearance in public)
He has a speaking engagement every night this week → Il a une intervention publique tous les soirs cette semaine.
official engagement → obligation f officielle
public engagement → obligation f officielle
professional engagement [actor, musician, dancer] → engagement m
social engagement → obligation f sociale
(to marry)fiançailles fpl
(MILITARY)combat m
rules of engagement → règles fpl d'engagementengagement ring nbague f de fiançailles

engagement

n
(= appointment)Verabredung f; (of actor etc)Engagement nt; public/social engagementsöffentliche/gesellschaftliche Verpflichtungen pl; a dinner engagementeine Verabredung zum Essen
(= betrothal)Verlobung f
(form, = undertaking) → Verpflichtung f
(Mil) → Gefecht nt, → Kampf m
(of parts of machine)Ineinandergreifen nt

engagement

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engagement diary
engagement ring

engagement

[ɪnˈgeɪdʒmənt] n
a. (appointment, undertaking) → impegno
I have a previous engagement → ho già un impegno
b. (of worker, servant) → assunzione f; (of actor, speaker) → ingaggio; (of lawyer) → nomina
c. (to marry) → fidanzamento
to break off one's engagement → rompere il fidanzamento
d. (Mil) (battle) → scontro, combattimento

engage

(inˈgeidʒ) verb
1. to begin to employ (a workman etc). He engaged him as his assistant.
2. to book; to reserve. He has engaged an entertainer for the children's party.
3. to take hold of or hold fast; to occupy. to engage someone's attention.
4. to join battle with. The two armies were fiercely engaged.
5. to (cause part of a machine etc to) fit into and lock with another part. The driver engaged second gear.
enˈgaged adjective
1. bound by promise (especially to marry). She became engaged to John.
2. (with in) employed or occupied. She is engaged in social work.
3. busy; not free; occupied. Please come if you are not already engaged for that evening; The room / telephone line is engaged.
enˈgagement noun
the engagement of three new assistants; When shall we announce our engagement?; Have you any engagements tomorrow?; a naval engagement (= battle); (also adjective) an engagement ring.
enˈgaging adjective
attractive. an engaging smile.

engagement

اِرْتِبَاط schůzka aftale Verabredung υποχρέωση compromiso tapaaminen rendez-vous dogovor appuntamento 約束 약속 afspraak avtale zobowiązanie compromisso встреча arrangemang การหมั้น randevu cuộc hẹn 约会

en·gage·ment

n. [birth] encajamiento de la cabeza fetal.
References in classic literature ?
Brooke, you are very kind, but I agree with Father that I am too young to enter into any engagement at present, so please say no more, but let us be friends as we were.
My wife may possibly have some engagement for me Thursday.
While his companions were mounting, however, he found time to press the hand of the scout, and to repeat the terms of an engagement they had made to meet again within the posts of the British army.
And let him decide quickly; for I have several affairs to attend to this morning, and an important dinner engagement with some political friends.
Clare got up, looked at his watch, and said he had an engagement down street.
You will have noticed that Garry was doing some great fighting in the engagement.
I watched this engagement as I watched the others--with rapt interest and strong excitement, and with a shrink and a shudder for every blow that laid open a cheek or a forehead; and a conscious paling of my face when I occasionally saw a wound of a yet more shocking nature inflicted.
You wear a ring on your engagement finger, don't you, aunt Jane?
The work of instructing my dear fellow-slaves was the sweetest engagement with which I was ever blessed.
In general their evenings were less engaged with friends than their mornings; but one complete dinner engagement, and out of the house too, there was no avoiding, though at Christmas.
I clearly understand it now, and I will strictly fulfil my engagement by such acts of assistance and kindness to them as you have described.
With no prospects before me, with no chance of coming home, what hope can I feel of performing my engagement to yourself?