engagement

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Engagement

English[edit]

Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

French engagement.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈɡeɪd͡ʒ.mənt/
  • Hyphenation: en‧gage‧ment
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

engagement (countable and uncountable, plural engagements)

  1. (countable) an appointment, especially to speak or perform
    The lecturer has three speaking engagements this week.
  2. (uncountable) connection or attachment
    Check the gears for full engagement before turning the handle.
  3. (uncountable, by extension, about human emotional state) the feeling of being compelled, drawn in, connected to what is happening, interested in what will happen next[1]
  4. (countable, uncountable) the period of time when marriage is planned or promised
    We are enjoying a long engagement, but haven't yet set a date.
  5. (countable, uncountable) In any situation of conflict, an actual instance of active hostilities.
    The engagement resulted in many casualties.
  6. (fencing, countable) the point at which the fencers are close enough to join blades, or to make an effective attack during an encounter.
    After engagement it quickly became clear which of the fencers was going to prevail.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emery Schubert; Kim Vincs, Catherine J. Stevens (2013), “Identifying Regions of Good Agreement among Responders in Engagement with a Piece of Live Dance”, in Empirical Studies of the Arts[1], volume 31, issue 1, DOI:https://doi.org/10.2190/EM.31.1.a, pages 4

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

engager +‎ -ment.

Noun[edit]

engagement m (plural engagements)

  1. commitment
  2. engagement

Further reading[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.

Noun[edit]

engagement m (plural engagements)

  1. (Jersey) engagement