Pronunciation: (en-gāj'munt),[key] —n. 1. the act of engaging or the state of being engaged.
2. an appointment or arrangement: a business engagement. 3. betrothal: They announced their engagement. 4. a pledge; an obligation or agreement: All his time seems to be taken up with social engagements. 5. employment, or a period or post of employment, esp. in the performing arts: Her engagement at the nightclub will last five weeks. 6. an encounter, conflict, or battle: We have had two very costly engagements with the enemy this week alone. 7. Mech.the act or state of interlocking.
8. engagements,Com.financial obligations.