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Busy meaning

busy - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Engaged in some business; hard at work ( either habitually or only for the time being); occupied with serious affairs; not idle nor at leisure; as, a busy merchant.
  2. 2. Constantly at work; diligent; active.
  3. 3. Officious; meddling; foolish active.
  4. 4. Careful; anxious.
  5. 5. To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one's self with books.
  6. 6. Crowded with business or activities; - said of places and times; as, a busy street.
  7. 7. Fully occupied; active; diligent; meddling.
  8. 8. To make busy; to occupy.

busy - examples of usage

  1. I shall be busy this evening, and may not call. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. But Nan seemed to be very busy at this time. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. His eyes were busy, too, and he heard what men were saying to each other. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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