Definition of event
2a : something that happens : occurrenceb : a noteworthy happeningc : a social occasion or activityd : an adverse or damaging medical occurrence a heart attack or other cardiac event
3 : any of the contests in a program of sports
4 : 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
5 : a subset of the possible outcomes of an experiment
eventlessplay \i-ˈvent-ləs\ adjective
at all events
: in any case
in any event
: in any case
in the event
: as it turns out
Examples of event in a Sentence
The article recounted the events of the past year.
the last major event of the summer
He had no memory of the events that happened afterwards.
The accident was caused by an unusual sequence of events.
She likes to arrive at social events early.
It's the only event on the golf tour that she hasn't yet won.
Recent Examples of event from the Web
Funds raised by the event were earmarked for the La Cañada Youth House (community center) and the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA’s outreach program.
Max Holloway’s fight against Anthony Pettis will be the main event of UFC 206 for the interim 145-pound title on Dec. 10, the UFC announced Saturday night.
UPDATE: March 21, 2016; 1:07 p.m. Today's Apple event has kicked off with Tim Cook giving a shout out to Apple’s upcoming 40th birthday on April 1.
Yet virtually every player I’ve talked to, Weinstein among them, views the recent incidents as highly positive events.
Though Piazza San Marco is the fulcrum of official Carnevale activities, hotels host some of the best events across the city.
What is more natural than turning loose the revolutionary mind on a revolutionary event?
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Origin and Etymology 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
Synonym Discussion of event
EVENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of event for English Language Learners
: 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
EVENT Defined for Kids
Definition of event for Students
1 : something important or notable that happens historical events
2 : a social occasion (as a party)
3 : the fact of happening in the event of rain
4 : a contest in a program of sports Olympic events
Word Root of event
The Latin word venīre, meaning “to come,” and its form ventus give us the roots ven and vent. Words from the Latin venīre have something to do with coming. To invent is to come up with a new idea or device that no one has thought of before. To convene is to come together for a purpose. An event is an occasion when many people come together.
Medical Definition of event
: an adverse or damaging medical occurrence a heart attack or other cardiac event
Legal Definition of event
1 : something that happens : occurrence
2 : the issue or outcome of a legal action or proceeding as finally determined
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