Definition of "busy" []

  • Engaged in activity, as work; occupied. (adjective)
  • Sustaining much activity: a busy morning; a busy street. (adjective)
  • Meddlesome; prying. (adjective)
  • Being in use, as a telephone line. (adjective)
  • Cluttered with detail to the point of being distracting: a busy design. (adjective)
  • Actively or fully engaged; occupied (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Crowded with or characterized by activity (adjective)
  • (of a room, telephone line, etc) in use; engaged (adjective)
  • Overcrowded with detail (adjective)
  • Meddlesome; inquisitive; prying (adjective)
  • To make or keep (someone, esp oneself) busy; occupy (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "busy" in a sentence
  • "As he enters what he calls his busy season, Young is preparing for some trade shows and hopes to have even more announcements as his small company expands its market."
  • "It's just the beginning of what we call our busy season - spring and summer - when we get swamped with cats."
  • "Donovan McNabb posted an update over on his Yardbarker blog about what he calls his busy time of year."