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Adjective: busy (busier,busiest)  bi-zee
  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  bi-zee
  1. Keep busy with
    "She busies herself with her butterfly collection";
    - occupy

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

See also: action-packed, active, at work, 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, Kentucky