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 engagement engagement

noun

  • ( ) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war  ( conflict, engagement, fight, battle )
    a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
     Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
     he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
    he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • ( ) a mutual promise to marry  ( betrothal, troth, engagement )
    a mutual promise to marry
  • ( ) a meeting arranged in advance  ( appointment, engagement, date )
    a meeting arranged in advance
     she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date
    she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date
  • ( ) employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time  ( engagement, booking )
    employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
     the play had bookings throughout the summer
    the play had bookings throughout the summer
  • ( ) the act of giving someone a job  ( engagement, employment )
    the act of giving someone a job
  • the act of sharing in the activities of a group  ( engagement, involution, involvement, participation )
    the act of sharing in the activities of a group
     the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities
    the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities
  • contact by fitting together  ( engagement, interlocking, mesh, meshing )
    contact by fitting together
     the engagement of the clutch
    the engagement of the clutch
     the meshing of gears
    the meshing of gears


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