Engagement

Definition of Engagement

En`gage´ment
n.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.

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