The baby is said to be engaged when his head has moved down into the brim of the mother’s pelvis, taking up position for birth. Sometimes called ‘lightening’ as many women find it easier to breathe and move around once the head is engaged.
When the baby's presenting part (usually the head) has settled into the pelvic cavity, usually in the last month of pregnancy. You are likely to notice that the baby's position has visibly changed and may also feel increased pressure on your bladder.
(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); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"
Engaged is a three-act farcical comedy by W. S. Gilbert. It was produced at the Haymarket Theatre on October 3 1877, the same year as The Sorcerer, one of Gilbert's comic operas written with Arthur Sullivan.