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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. (of clothing) custom-made;
[syn: bespoke, bespoken, made-to-order, tailored, tailor-made]

2. pledged to be married;
- Example: "the engaged couple"
[syn: bespoken, betrothed]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

committed \committed\ adj. 1. Bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude. Opposite of uncommitted. Note: [Narrower terms: bound up, involved, wrapped up; dedicated, devoted; pledged, sworn] [WordNet 1.5] 2. Associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; also called attached. Opposite of unattached. Note: [Narrower terms: affianced, bespoken, betrothed, engaged, pledged, promised(predicate); married] [Also See: loving.] Syn: attached. [WordNet 1.5] 3. Consigned involuntarily to custody, as in a prison or mental institution. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bespeak \Be*speak"\, v. t. [imp. Bespoke, Bespake (Archaic); p. p. Bespoke, Bespoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Bespeaking.] [OE. bispeken, AS. besprecan, to speak to, accuse; pref. be- + sprecan to speak. See Speak.] 1. To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a favor. [1913 Webster] Concluding, naturally, that to gratify his avarice was to bespeak his favor. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate. [1913 Webster] [They] bespoke dangers . . . in order to scare the allies. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. To betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or appearances. [1913 Webster] When the abbot of St. Martin was born, he had so little the figure of a man that it bespoke him rather a monster. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 4. To speak to; to address. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] He thus the queen bespoke. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

bespoken \be*spok"en\ adj. 1. same as made-to-order; -- of clothing. Syn: bespoke, custom, made-to-order, tailored, tailor-made. [WordNet 1.5] 2. bound by an agreement to become married to someone. Syn: affianced, betrothed, engaged, pledged, promised(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bespoken adj 1: (of clothing) custom-made [syn: bespoke, bespoken, made-to-order, tailored, tailor-made] 2: pledged to be married; "the engaged couple" [syn: bespoken, betrothed]