|1.||[ noun ] (military) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war|
|Synonyms:||battle fight conflict|
"Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga" "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
|Related terms:||military_action combat assault dogfight naval_battle Drogheda Armageddon Battle_of_Britain pitched_battle war military fight battle|
|2.||[ noun ] a mutual promise to marry|
|Related terms:||promise ringing betroth|
|3.||[ noun ] a meeting arranged in advance|
"she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
|Related terms:||meeting tryst blind_date double_date date go_steady|
|4.||[ noun ] (work,performing arts) employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time|
"the play had bookings throughout the summer"
|Related terms:||job gig book|
|5.||[ noun ] (work) the act of giving someone a job|
|Synonyms:||employment hiring hire|
|Related terms:||action booking shape-up call-back hire|
|6.||[ noun ] contact by fitting together|
|Synonyms:||meshing interlocking mesh|
"the engagement of the clutch" "the meshing of gears"
|Related terms:||contact engage engage|
|7.||[ noun ] sharing the activities of a group|
|Synonyms:||participation involvement involution|
"the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
|Related terms:||non-engagement non-engagement non-engagement group_action intervention group_participation commitment participate enter involve|