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  Definition of engagement
  1. employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer"
  2. 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"
  3. the act of giving someone a job
  4. the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students'' engagement in class activities"
  5. a mutual promise to marry
  6. contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"
  7. a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
Similar Words: booking, battle, conflict, fight, employment, participation, involvement, involution, betrothal, troth, mesh, meshing, interlocking, date, appointment

 

Hyponyms: gig, Armageddon, pitched battle, naval battle, combat, armed combat, dogfight, assault, Battle of Britain, Drogheda, shape-up, call-back, booking, reservation, commitment, intervention, intercession, group participation, ringing, blind date, double date, tryst, rendezvous

 

Part Meronyms: war, warfare

 

Derivational Morphology: book, engage, wage, fight, struggle, battle, combat, hire, employ, involve, participate, take part, enter, prosecute, pursue, betroth, affiance, plight, mesh, lock, operate, go steady, go out, date, see

 

Anagrams: management

 

 
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