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
Synonyms: troth betrothal
Related terms: promise ringing betroth
3. [ noun ] a meeting arranged in advance
Synonyms: date appointment

"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
Synonyms: booking

"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
Similar spelling:   encasement