An engagement or betrothal is a promise to marry, and also the period of time between proposal and marriage – which may be lengthy or trivial. During this period, a couple is said to be betrothed, affianced, engaged to be married, or simply engaged. Future brides and grooms may be called the betrothed, a wife-to-be or husband-to-be, fiancée or fiancé, respectively (from the French word fiancer). The duration of the courtship varies vastly.
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Some articles on engagement:
... In the context of the social web, engagement means that customers and stakeholders are participants rather than viewers ... The engagement process is then fundamental to successful social media marketing ...
... Some engagements are announced at an engagement party, traditionally hosted by the bride's parents ... Traditionally, engagement parties were normal parties at which a surprise announcement of the engagement was made by the father of the bride to his guests ... it is not a traditional gift-giving occasion since no guests were supposed to be aware of the engagement until after their arrival ...
... On March 24th and 25th, 2010, the Small Wars Foundation conducted a Tribal Engagement Workshop in Fredericksburg, Virginia ... The objectives of the Tribal Engagement Workshop were to evaluate the value and feasibility of a tribal engagement approach in Afghanistan, assess the secondary effects adoption of a tribal engagement ...
... SocialVibe is a next-gen digital ad-tech company that powers engagement advertising for some of the world’s top brands ... interactive ads deliver better results through deeper engagement by delivering an improved consumer experience and more powerful brand interaction ... As a pioneer and recognized leader in engagement marketing, SocialVibe enables advertisers to reach consumers where they are most passionately engaged across the web and mobile, including social, social ...
... Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07) Limited engagement ... Limited engagement ... The Twilight Saga Eclipse June 30, 2010 (2010-06-30) Limited engagement ...
More definitions of "engagement":
- (noun): Contact by fitting together.
Example: "The engagement of the clutch"
Synonyms: mesh, meshing, interlocking
- (noun): A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war.
Example: "He lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
Synonyms: battle, conflict, fight
- (noun): Employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time.
- (noun): The act of giving someone a job.
Famous quotes containing the word engagement:
“A part, a large part, of travelling is an engagement of the ego v. the world.... The world is hydra headed, as old as the rocks and as changing as the sea, enmeshed inextricably in its ways. The ego wants to arrive at places safely and on time.”
—Sybille Bedford (b. 1911)
“We must continually remind students in the classroom that expression of different opinions and dissenting ideas affirms the intellectual process. We should forcefully explain that our role is not to teach them to think as we do but rather to teach them, by example, the importance of taking a stance that is rooted in rigorous engagement with the full range of ideas about a topic.”
—bell hooks (b. 1955)
“Pardon me, you are not engaged to any one. When you do become engaged to some one, I, or your father, should his health permit him, will inform you of the fact. An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be. It is hardly a matter that she could be allowed to arrange for herself.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)