Meaning of engagement

en•gage•ment

Pronunciation: (en-gāj'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of engaging or the state of being engaged.
  2. an appointment or arrangement: a business engagement.
  3. betrothal: They announced their engagement.
  4. a pledge; an obligation or agreement: All his time seems to be taken up with social engagements.
  5. employment, or a period or post of employment, esp. in the performing arts: Her engagement at the nightclub will last five weeks.
  6. an encounter, conflict, or battle: We have had two very costly engagements with the enemy this week alone.
  7. the act or state of interlocking.
  8. financial obligations.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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