busy meaning

[ 'bizi ] Pronunciation:   "busy" in a sentence
Adjective: busy (busier,busiest)  bizee
  1. Actively or fully engaged or occupied
    "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch" 
  2. Overcrowded or cluttered with detail
    "a busy painting"
    - fussy 
  3. Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
    "busy about other people's business"
    - interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busybodied 
  4. Crowded with or characterized by much activity
    "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport" 
  5. (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability
    "her line is busy"; "kept getting a busy signal"
    - engaged, in use
Verb: busy  bizee
  1. Keep busy with
    "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
    - occupy

Derived forms: busied, busiest, busying, busier, busies

See also: active, at work, busily, busyness, diligent, drudging, employed, engaged, fancy, intrusive, laboring [US], labouring [Brit, Cdn], occupied, overbusy, tied up, toiling, up to

Type of: work

Antonym: idle

Encyclopedia: Busy Busy, Doubs

adjective (busier, busiest)


having a lot of work to do; not free to do sth else because you are working on sth:

I'm afraid Mr Endo is busy at the moment. Can I get him to call you back?

I'm too busy to go to the meeting.


spending a lot of time on sth:

This month the team have been busy making presentations to potential investors.


full of people, activity, vehicles, etc:

one of Europe's busiest airports


full of work and activity:

Have you had a busy day?

Summer is our busiest season.

I've got a busy schedule this week.


The line is busy-I'll try again later.

I just get the busy signal when I call.


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  1. the canteen is more than usually busy today.
  2. the busy oiler nodded his assent.
  3. he was busy, therefore he could n't come.
  4. i 'm afraid he 's much too busy to see visitors.
  5. he is always busy with god knows what.

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