engaged vs occupied what difference

what is difference between engaged and occupied

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/, /ɛnˈɡeɪdʒd/

Verb

engaged

  1. simple past tense and past participle of engage

Adjective

engaged (not comparable)

  1. Agreed to be married.
  2. Busy or employed.
  3. Greatly interested.
  4. (Britain) (of a telephone) Already involved in a telephone call when a third party calls
    I tried calling, but she (or her phone) was engaged.
  5. (architecture, of a column) attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway
  6. (of gears or cogs) in contact and in operation
  7. (military) being attacked or attacking
  8. (medicine, of a foetus) Having the widest part of its presenting part, usually the head, enter the pelvic brim or inlet.
  9. Synonym of engagé (passionately committed to a cause)
    • 2002, Maria Lauret, Liberating Literature (page 81)
      Black and white women writers assumed their mantle as engaged writers, as cultural and political critics.

Synonyms

  • (of a telephone): (US) busy

Related terms

  • engage
  • engagement

Translations

See also

  • (agreed to be married): fiancée, fiancé


English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑkjəpaɪd/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɑkjəpaɪd/
  • Hyphenation: oc‧cu‧pied

Adjective

occupied (comparative more occupied, superlative most occupied)

  1. Reserved, engaged.
  2. Busy, unavailable.
  3. Subjugated, under the control of a foreign military presence.

Hyponyms

  • owner-occupied

Translations

Verb

occupied

  1. simple past tense and past participle of occupy

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