Pronunciation: (en-gājd'),[key] —adj. 1. busy or occupied; involved: deeply engaged in conversation. 2. pledged to be married; betrothed: an engaged couple. 3. under engagement; pledged: an engaged contractor. 4. entered into conflict with: desperately engaged armies. 5. Mech. a. interlocked.
b. (of wheels) in gear with each other.
6. Archit.(of a distinct member) built so as to be truly or seemingly attached in part to the structure before which it stands: an engaged column.