[en-geyj-muh nt] /ɛnˈgeɪdʒ mənt/
the act of or the state of being .
an appointment or arrangement:
a business engagement.
They announced their engagement.
a pledge; an obligation or agreement:
All his time seems to be taken up with social engagements.
employment, or a period or post of employment, especially in the performing arts:
Her engagement at the nightclub will last five weeks.
an encounter, conflict, or battle:
We have had two very costly engagements with the enemy this week alone.
Mechanics. the act or state of interlocking.
engagements, Commerce. financial obligations.
a pledge of marriage; betrothal
an appointment or arrangement, esp for business or social purposes
the act of engaging or condition of being engaged
a promise, obligation, or other condition that binds
a period of employment, esp a limited period
an action; battle
(pl) financial obligations
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)
The entrance of the fetal head or presenting part into the upper opening of the maternal pelvis.
[en-ter-ik] /ɛnˈtɛr ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the ; intestinal. noun 2. enterics, Bacteriology. . /ɛnˈtɛrɪk/ adjective 1. intestinal adj. “pertaining to the intestines,” 1869, from Greek enterikos “intestinal,” first used in this sense by Aristotle, from entera (plural; singular enteron) “intestines,” from PIE *enter-, comparative of *en “in” (see inter-). enteric en·ter·ic […]
[non-en-ti-tee] /nɒnˈɛn tɪ ti/ noun, plural nonentities. 1. a person or thing of no importance. 2. something that does not exist or exists only in imagination. 3. . /ˌnɒnˈɛntɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. an insignificant person or thing 2. a nonexistent thing 3. the state of not existing; nonexistence
[non-en-ti-tee] /nɒnˈɛn tɪ ti/ noun, plural nonentities. 1. a person or thing of no importance. 2. something that does not exist or exists only in imagination. 3. . /ˌnɒnˈɛntɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. an insignificant person or thing 2. a nonexistent thing 3. the state of not existing; nonexistence n. also nonentity, c.1600, “something which […]
[ih-noo-muh-reyt, ih-nyoo-] /ɪˈnu məˌreɪt, ɪˈnyu-/ verb (used with object), enumerated, enumerating. 1. to mention separately as if in counting; name one by one; specify, as in a list: Let me enumerate the many flaws in your hypothesis. 2. to ascertain the number of; count. /ɪˈnjuːməˌreɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to mention separately or in order; name […]