Dictionary Results for engagement


1. engagement - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): battle, conflict, fight

Hypernym(s): military_action, action




2. engagement - noun

· a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"

Synonym(s): date, appointment

Hypernym(s): meeting, get_together




3. engagement - noun

· a mutual promise to marry

Synonym(s): betrothal, troth

Hypernym(s): promise




4. engagement - noun

· the act of giving someone a job

Synonym(s): employment

Hypernym(s): action




5. engagement - noun

· employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer"

Synonym(s): booking

Hypernym(s): employment, work




6. engagement - noun

· contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"

Synonym(s): mesh, meshing, interlocking

Hypernym(s): contact, impinging, striking




7. engagement - noun

· the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"

Synonym(s): participation, involvement, involution

Hypernym(s): group_action

Antonym(s): non-engagement





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