What is engagement?

  • (noun): Contact by fitting together.
    Example: "The engagement of the clutch"
    Synonyms: mesh, meshing, interlocking
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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Engagement Parties
... 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 ... guests were supposed to be aware of the engagement until after their arrival ...
Small Wars Journal - Tribal Engagement Workshop
... 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 ...
Social Media Marketing - 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 ...

More definitions of "engagement":

  • (noun): Employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time.
    Synonyms: booking
  • (noun): The act of sharing in the activities of a group.
    Example: "The teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
    Synonyms: participation, involvement, involution
  • (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): The act of giving someone a job.
    Synonyms: employment

Famous quotes containing the word engagement:

    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)

    But not gold in commercial quantities,
    Just enough gold to make the engagement rings
    And marriage rings of those who owned the farm.
    What gold more innocent could one have asked for?
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    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)