busy definition

  • adjective:
    • involved with task, as work; occupied.
    • Sustaining much activity: a busy morning; a busy road.
    • Meddlesome; prying.
    • becoming being used, as a telephone range.
    • Cluttered with detail to the point of being distracting: a busy design.
    • Performing a good deal; having lots of things doing in period of time given
    • involved with another task or by somebody else.
    • Having plenty happening; complicated or complex.
    • Engaged in some company; hard working (either habitually or just for the full time being); occupied with really serious matters; maybe not idle nor at leisure.
    • Constantly working; diligent; energetic.
    • Crowded with business or activities; -- stated of locations and times.
    • Officious; meddling; silly active.
    • Careful; nervous.
    • intrusive in a meddling or offensive fashion
    • crowded with or described as much task
    • (of facilities such as for example phones or lavatories) unavailable for use by other people or showing unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy phone range)
    • overcrowded or chaotic with information
    • definitely or fully engaged or occupied
  • verb-transitive:
    • to help make hectic; occupy: busied myself organizing my tax return.
    • to create or hold busy; to hire; to engage or hold involved; to inhabit.
  • verb:
    • To make a person hectic, maintain busy with, to entertain, to help make occupied.
    • To rush someone.
    • keep busy with
  • others:
    • earnestly or attentively involved; closely busy physically or mentally; intention upon that which you're doing; not at leisure: in opposition to idle.
    • Active in that which does not concern one; meddling with or spying in to the matters of others; officious; importunate.
    • In constant or lively activity; quickly going or relocated; faithfully utilized: as, hectic arms or thoughts.
    • Pertaining or as a result of lively activity; manifesting continual or quick motion.
    • calling for continual attention, as a job.
    • Filled with, active tasks or work.
    • Careful; anxious. Chaucer.
    • to use with continual interest; keep engaged; make or keep busy: since, to busy one's self with books.
    • In decoration, saturated in information; overcrowded; fussy.

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