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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Busy  \Bus"y\  (b[i^]z"z[y^]),  a.  [OE.  busi,  bisi,  AS  bysig  akin 
  to  D.  bezig,  LG  besig;  cf  Skr.  bh[=u]sh  to  be  active, 
  busy.] 
  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. 
 
  Sir,  my  mistress  sends  you  word  That  she  is  busy, 
  and  she  can  not  come  --Shak. 
 
  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.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Syn:  Diligent;  industrious;  assiduous;  active;  occupied; 
  engaged. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Busy  \Bus"y\  (b[i^]z"z[y^]),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Busied} 
  (b[i^]z"z[i^]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Busying}.]  [AS.  bysgian.] 
  To  make  or  keep  busy;  to  employ;  to  engage  or  keep  engaged; 
  to  occupy;  as  to  busy  one's  self  with  books. 
 
  Be  it  thy  course  to  busy  giddy  minds  With  foreign 
  quarrels.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  busy 
  adj  1:  actively  or  fully  engaged  or  occupied;  "busy  with  her  work"; 
  "a  busy  man";  "too  busy  to  eat  lunch";  "the  line  is 
  busy"  [ant:  {idle}] 
  2:  overcrowded  or  cluttered  with  detail;  "a  busy  painting";  "a 
  fussy  design"  [syn:  {fussy}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {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; 
  (`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"  [syn:  {engaged},  {in  use(p)}] 
  v  :  keep  busy  with  "She  busies  herself  with  her  butterfly 
  collection"  [syn:  {occupy}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Busy,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41723 




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