committed committed adj. 1. Bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude. Opposite of {uncommitted}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {bound up, involved, wrapped up}; {dedicated, devoted}; {pledged, sworn}] [WordNet 1.5]

2. Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; also called {attached}. Opposite of {unattached}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {affianced}, {bespoken}, {betrothed}, {engaged}, {pledged}, {promised}(predicate); {married}] [Also See: {loving}.]

Syn: attached. [WordNet 1.5]

3. Consigned involuntarily to custody, as in a prison or mental institution. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bespoken — e*spok en adj. 1. same as {made to order}; of clothing. Syn: bespoke, custom, made to order, tailored, tailor made. [WordNet 1.5] 2. bound by an agreement to become married to someone. Syn: affianced, betrothed, engaged, pledged,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bespoken — Bespeak Be*speak , v. t. [imp. {Bespoke}, {Bespake} (Archaic); p. p. {Bespoke}, {Bespoken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bespeaking}.] [OE. bispeken, AS. besprecan, to speak to, accuse; pref. be + sprecan to speak. See {Speak}.] 1. To speak or arrange for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bespoken — adjective see bespoke …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bespoken — /bi spohkeuhn/, v. 1. a pp. of bespeak. adj. 2. bespoke. [1600 10 for def. 2] * * * …   Universalium

  • bespoken — adjective betrothed or engaged to be married …   Wiktionary

  • bespoken — be·speak || bɪ spiːk v. reserve in advance; order goods or services; show, bear witness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bespoken — be·spo·ken …   English syllables

  • bespoken — be•spo•ken [[t]bɪ spoʊkən[/t]] v. 1) a pp. of bespeak 2) bespoke …   From formal English to slang

  • bespoken — past part. of BESPEAK …   Useful english dictionary

  • affianced bespoken betrothed engaged pledged promisedpredicate — attached attached adj. 1. fastened together. a picnic table with attached benches [WordNet 1.5] 2. being joined in close association; of people or organizations. Syn: affiliated, connected [WordNet 1.5] 3. fastened onto another object; of objects …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”