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bus•y



Pronunciation: (biz'ē), [key]
adj., bus•i•er, bus•i•est,
v., bus•ied, bus•y•ing.


adj.
1. actively and attentively engaged in work or a pastime: busy with her work.
2. not at leisure; otherwise engaged: He couldn't see any visitors because he was busy.
3. full of or characterized by activity: a busy life.
4. (of a telephone line) in use by a party or parties and not immediately accessible.
5. officious; meddlesome; prying.
6. ornate, disparate, or clashing in design or colors; cluttered with small, unharmonious details; fussy: The rug is too busy for this room.

v.t.
to keep occupied; make or keep busy: In summer, he busied himself keeping the lawn in order.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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