en·gage·ment /ɪnˈgeʤmənt, ɛn-/
en·gage·ment /ɪnˈgeʤmənt/ 名詞
1. The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest.
2. The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.
3. That which engages; engrossing occupation; employment of the attention; obligation by pledge, promise, or contract; an enterprise embarked in; as, his engagements prevented his acceptance of any office.
Religion, which is the chief engagement of our league. --Milton.
4. Mil. An action; a fight; a battle.
In hot engagement with the Moors. --Dryden.
5. Mach. The state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part.
Syn: -- Vocation; business; employment; occupation; promise; stipulation; betrothal; word; battle; combat; fight; contest; conflict. See Battle.
n 1: 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" [syn: battle, conflict,
2: a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid
kissing at the end of a date" [syn: date, appointment]
3: a mutual promise to marry [syn: betrothal, troth]
4: the act of giving someone a job [syn: employment]
5: employment for performers or performing groups that lasts
for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings
throughout the summer" [syn: booking]
6: contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch";
"the meshing of gears" [syn: mesh, meshing, interlocking]
7: the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the
teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in
class activities" [syn: participation, involvement, involution]
[ant: non-engagement, non-engagement, non-engagement]