- 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.
- Constantly at work; diligent; active.
- Crowded with business or activities; -- said of places and times; as, a busy street.
- Officious; meddling; foolish active.
- Careful; anxious.
- To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one's self with books.