Non-engagement



[en-geyj-muh nt] /ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənt/

noun
1.
the act of or the state of being .
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, especially 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.
Mechanics. the act or state of interlocking.
8.
engagements, Commerce. financial obligations.
/ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt/
noun
1.
a pledge of marriage; betrothal
2.
an appointment or arrangement, esp for business or social purposes
3.
the act of engaging or condition of being engaged
4.
a promise, obligation, or other condition that binds
5.
a period of employment, esp a limited period
6.
an action; battle
7.
(pl) financial obligations
n.

c.1600, “formal promise,” from engage + -ment. Meaning “battle, fight” is from 1660s; promise-of-marriage sense is from 1742; meaning “appointment” is from 1806.

engagement en·gage·ment (ěn-gāj’mənt)
n.
The entrance of the fetal head or presenting part into the upper opening of the maternal pelvis.

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