noun \i-ˈvent\

: something (especially something important or notable) that happens

: a planned occasion or activity (such as a social gathering)

: any one of the contests in a sports program

Full Definition of EVENT

a archaic :  outcome
b :  the final outcome or determination of a legal action
c :  a postulated outcome, condition, or eventuality <in the event that I am not there, call the house>
a :  something that happens :  occurrence
b :  a noteworthy happening
c :  a social occasion or activity
d :  an adverse or damaging medical occurrence <a heart attack or other cardiac event>
:  any of the contests in a program of sports
:  the fundamental entity of observed physical reality represented by a point designated by three coordinates of place and one of time in the space-time continuum postulated by the theory of relativity
:  a subset of the possible outcomes of an experiment
event·less \-ləs\ adjective
at all events
:  in any case
in any event
:  in any case
in the event
chiefly British
:  as it turns out

Examples of EVENT

  1. The article recounted the events of the past year.
  2. the last major event of the summer
  3. He had no memory of the events that happened afterwards.
  4. The accident was caused by an unusual sequence of events.
  5. She likes to arrive at social events early.
  6. It's the only event on the golf tour that she hasn't yet won.

Origin of EVENT

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin eventus, from evenire to happen, from e- + venire to come — more at come
First Known Use: 1549


noun \i-ˈvent\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EVENT

:  an adverse or damaging medical occurrence <a heart attack or other cardiac event>


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