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.
- Engaged in activity, as work; occupied.
- Sustaining much activity: a busy morning; a busy street.
- Meddlesome; prying.
- Being in use, as a telephone line.
- Cluttered with detail to the point of being distracting: a busy design.
- To make busy; occupy: busied myself preparing my tax return.