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Betrothal vs. Engagement

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  • Betrothal (noun)

    The act of betrothing.

  • Betrothal (noun)

    The fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between two people.

  • Engagement (noun)

    An appointment, especially to speak or perform.

    "The lecturer has three speaking engagements this week."

  • Engagement (noun)

    Connection or attachment.

    "Check the gears for full engagement before turning the handle."

  • Engagement (noun)

    The feeling of being compelled, drawn in, connected to what is happening, interested in what will happen next.

  • Engagement (noun)

    The period of time when marriage is planned or promised.

    "We are enjoying a long engagement, but haven't yet set a date."

  • Engagement (noun)

    In any situation of conflict, an actual instance of active hostilities.

    "The engagement resulted in many casualties."

  • Engagement (noun)

    The point at which the fencers are close enough to join blades, or to make an effective attack during an encounter.

    "After engagement it quickly became clear which of the fencers was going to prevail."

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  • Betrothal (noun)

    The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between the persons betrothed; betrothment; affiance.

  • Engagement (noun)

    The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest.

  • Engagement (noun)

    The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.

  • Engagement (noun)

    That which engages; engrossing occupation; employment of the attention; obligation by pledge, promise, or contract; an enterprise embarked in; as, his engagements prevented his acceptance of any office.

  • Engagement (noun)

    An action; a fight; a battle.

  • Engagement (noun)

    The state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Betrothal (noun)

    a mutual promise to marry

  • Betrothal (noun)

    the act of becoming betrothed or engaged

  • Engagement (noun)

    a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;

    "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"

    "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

  • Engagement (noun)

    a meeting arranged in advance;

    "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"

  • Engagement (noun)

    a mutual promise to marry

  • Engagement (noun)

    the act of giving someone a job

  • Engagement (noun)

    employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time;

    "the play had bookings throughout the summer"

  • Engagement (noun)

    contact by fitting together;

    "the engagement of the clutch"

    "the meshing of gears"

  • Engagement (noun)

    the act of sharing in the activities of a group;

    "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"

Princeton's WordNet
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