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1    pledged to be married; betrothed  
2    employed, occupied, or busy  
3      (Architect)   built against or attached to a wall or similar structure  
an engaged column     
4    (of a telephone line) already in use  
  engagedly      adv  

engaged tone  
      n     (Brit)   a repeated single note heard on a telephone when the number called is already in use,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    busy signal      Compare       ringing tone       dialling tone  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    affianced, betrothed     (archaic)   pledged, promised, spoken for  
2    absorbed, busy, committed, employed, engrossed, in use, involved, occupied, preoccupied, tied up, unavailable  
1    available, fancy-free, free, unattached, uncommitted, unengaged  
2    available, free, uncommitted, unengaged  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
Any person, including a captain, who is employed or engaged or works in any capacity on board a ship and whose normal place of work is on a ship.
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