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Busy

Bus´y   Pronunciation: bĭz´zŷ
a.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.Constantly at work; diligent; active.
Busy hammers closing rivets up.
- Shak.
Religious motives . . . are so busy in the heart.
- Addison.
3.Crowded with business or activities; - said of places and times; as, a busy street.
To-morrow is a busy day.
- Shak.
4.Officious; meddling; foolish active.
On meddling monkey, or on busy ape.
- Shak.
5.Careful; anxious.
v. t.1.To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one's self with books.
[imp. & p. p. Busied (bĭz"zĭd); p. pr. & vb. n. Busying.]
Verb1.busy - keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
Synonyms: occupy
Adj.1.busy - actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"; "the line is busy"
Antonyms:
idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"
2.busy - overcrowded or cluttered with detail; "a busy painting"; "a fussy design"
Synonyms: fussy
3.busy - intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people's business"
4.busy - crowdedwith or characterized by much activity; "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport"
5.busy - (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"
Synonyms: in use, engaged
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