Definitions for busy

Definitions for (verb) busy

Main entry: occupy, busy

Definition: keep busy with

Usage: She busies herself with her butterfly collection

Definitions for (adj) busy

Main entry: busy

Definition: crowded with or characterized by much activity

Usage: a very busy week; a busy life; a busy street; a busy seaport

Main entry: busy

Definition: actively or fully engaged or occupied

Usage: busy with her work; a busy man; too busy to eat lunch

Main entry: meddlesome, meddling, interfering, officious, busy, busybodied

Definition: intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

Usage: an interfering old woman; bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself; busy about other people's business

Main entry: engaged, in use, busy

Definition: (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line)

Usage: her line is busy; receptionists' telephones are always engaged; the lavatory is in use; kept getting a busy signal

Main entry: busy, fussy

Definition: overcrowded or cluttered with detail

Usage: a busy painting; a fussy design

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