Engaged column
Engaged En*gaged", a. 1. Occupied; employed; busy. [1913 Webster]

2. Pledged; promised; especially, having the affections pledged; promised in marriage; affianced; betrothed. [1913 Webster]

3. Greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest. [1913 Webster]

4. Involved; esp., involved in a hostile encounter; as, the engaged ships continued the fight. [1913 Webster]

{Engaged column}. (Arch.) Same as {Attached column}. See under {Attach}, v. t. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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