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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)

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.

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."