Synonyms for (adjective) in use

Synonyms: engaged, in use, busy

Definition: (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)

Usage: her line is busy; receptionists' telephones are always engaged; the lavatory is in use; kept getting a busy signal

Similar words: occupied

Definition: held or filled or in use

Usage: she keeps her time well occupied; the wc is occupied

Synonyms: in use

Definition: currently being used

Usage: robots are in use throughout industry

Similar words: used

Definition: employed in accomplishing something

Usage: the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker