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engagement

 
Noun engagement has 7 senses
  1. battle, conflict, fight, engagement - 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"
    --1 is a kind of military action, action
    --1 is a part of war, warfare
    --1 has particulars:
     Armageddon; pitched battle; naval battle; combat, armed combat; dogfight; assault; Battle of Britain; Drogheda
    Derived form: verb engage7
  2. date, appointment, engagement - a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
    --2 is a kind of meeting, get together
    --2 has members: date, escort
    --2 has particulars: blind date; double date; tryst, rendezvous
  3. betrothal, troth, engagement - a mutual promise to marry
    --3 is a kind of promise
    --3 has particulars: ringing
    Derived form: verb engage5
  4. employment, engagement - the act of giving someone a job
    --4 is a kind of action
    --4 has particulars: shape-up; call-back; booking, reservation
    Derived form: verb engage3
  5. engagement, booking - employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer"
    --5 is a kind of employment, work
    --5 has particulars: gig
  6. engagement, mesh, meshing, interlocking - contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"
    --6 is a kind of contact, impinging, striking
    Derived forms: verb engage10, verb engage6
  7. engagement, participation, involvement, involution - the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
    --7 is a kind of group action
    Antonyms: non-engagement, nonparticipation, non-involvement
    --7 has particulars: commitment; intervention, intercession; group participation
    Derived form: verb engage1
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