En*gaged" (?), a.

1.

Occupied; employed; busy.

2.

Pledged; promised; especially, having the affections pledged; promised in marriage; affianced; betrothed.

3.

Greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest.

4.

Involved; esp., involved in a hostile encounter; as, the engaged ships continued the fight.

Engaged column. Arch. Same as Attached column. See under Attach, v. t.

 

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