engagement


engagement
[[t]ɪnge͟ɪʤmənt[/t]]
engagements
1) N-COUNT An engagement is an arrangement that you have made to do something at a particular time. [FORMAL]

He had an engagement at a restaurant in Greek Street at eight.

...business-related social engagements.

2) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu poss N An engagement is an agreement that two people have made with each other to get married.

I've broken off my engagement to Arthur...

Announcing our engagement was a relief.

3) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu poss N You can refer to the period of time during which two people are engaged as their engagement.

I felt our engagement was quite an unhappy time.

4) N-VAR A military engagement is an armed conflict between two enemies.

The constitution prohibits them from military engagement on foreign soil.

5) See also engage

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Engagement — Engagement …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • ENGAGEMENT — L’engagement peut être entendu au sens de «conduite» ou au sens d’«acte de décision», selon qu’il désigne un mode d’existence dans et par lequel l’individu est impliqué activement dans le cours du monde, s’éprouve responsable de ce qui arrive,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Engagement — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El engagement, es un concepto que generalmente se considera como la dirección de un esfuerzo voluntario, esto es, cuando los trabajadores tienen oportunidades, actúan de una forma que va más allá de los intereses de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • engagement — ENGAGEMENT. s. masc. L action d engager, ou l effet de cette action. Tenir une terre par engagement. Ce n est qu un engagement, il n en a pas lapropriété. [b]f♛/b] On appelle Engagement, Une Seigneurie engagée, un Domaine engagé. Cette Terre est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • engagement — en‧gage‧ment [ɪnˈgeɪdʒmənt] noun formal 1. [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES when you arrange to employ someone or to pay someone to do something for you: • the engagement of supply teachers by schools ˌterms of enˈgagement [plural] …   Financial and business terms

  • Engagement — [ãgaʒəˈmãː] (frz. engagement ‚Verpflichtung, Einsatz‘) ist: Soziales Engagement, freiwilliges und ehrenamtliches soziales Handeln intensiver persönlicher Einsatz für eine Sache, ähnlich auch Anstrengung die vertragliche Verpflichtung eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • engagement — Engagement. subst. masc. v. L action d engager. Tenir une terre par engagement. ce n est qu un engagement, il n en a pas la proprieté. Il signifie fig. Une promesse, un attachement, une obligation qui est cause que l on n est plus en liberté de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Engagement — En*gage ment, n. [Cf. F. engagement.] 1. The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engagement — I (appointment) noun adventure, application, assignation, assurance, commitment, competition, contract, covenant, duty, encounter, enlistment, enterprise, interaction, interaffiliation, interplay, interview, involvement, meeting, obligation,… …   Law dictionary

  • engagement — 1 Engagement, appointment, rendezvous, tryst, assignation, date mean a promise or an agreement to be in an agreed place at a specified time, usually for a particular purpose. Engagement is the general term usable in place of any of the others {he …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Engagement — Sn Einsatz, Anstellung erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. engagement m., einer Ableitung von frz. engager verpflichten , eigentlich in Sold nehmen , zu frz. gage m. Pfand, Lohn und en . In der Bedeutung politische …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache