Busied



actively and attentively engaged in work or a pastime:
busy with her work.
not at leisure; otherwise engaged:
He couldn’t see any visitors because he was busy.
full of or characterized by activity:
a busy life.
(of a telephone line) in use by a party or parties and not immediately accessible.
officious; meddlesome; prying.
ornate, disparate, or clashing in design or colors; cluttered with small, unharmonious details; fussy:
The rug is too busy for this room.
to keep occupied; make or keep busy:
In summer, he busied himself keeping the lawn in order.
Contemporary Examples

Impotent U.S. Airstrikes, Passive Turks and an ISIS Triumph Jamie Dettmer October 2, 2014

Historical Examples

The Widow Lerouge Emile Gaboriau
Indian Legends of Vancouver Island Alfred Carmichael
Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) George Grey
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
The Front Yard Constance Fenimore Woolson
A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
The Motor Boys Overland Clarence Young
The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti David Christie Murray
Turkish Prisoners in Egypt Various

adjective busier, busiest
actively or fully engaged; occupied
crowded with or characterized by activity: a busy day
(mainly US & Canadian) (of a room, telephone line, etc) in use; engaged
overcrowded with detail: a busy painting
meddlesome; inquisitive; prying
verb busies, busying, busied
(transitive) to make or keep (someone, esp oneself) busy; occupy
adj.
v.

busy as a beaver
busy work

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