Part of speech: noun

The act of engaging; a betrothal; an obligation; a battle.

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Usage examples "engagement":

  1. " I really must go; I've got an engagement," he said. - "The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories", Ethel M. Dell.
  2. At anyrate, the engagement was announced. - "A Butterfly on the Wheel", Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull.
  3. You both were quite of one mind, and I was given to understand that the engagement was at an end. - "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.