even·​tu·​al | \ i-ˈven(t)-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce eventual (audio) , -ˈven-chəl, -chü-əl\

Definition of eventual

1 archaic : contingent, conditional
2 : taking place at an unspecified later time : ultimately resulting they counted on our eventual success

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As the childhood best friend of Lara Jean and eventual boyfriend of her sister Margot, Josh is the source of some unexpected romantic friction in the film. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Meet the Entire Cast of "To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before" and the Characters They Play: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, and More," 17 Aug. 2018 The feature is being rolled out on Google's Android platform, with an eventual, but unspecified, expansion to iOS coming soon. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Google Maps Rolls Out Motorcycle Directions in Southeast Asia," 20 July 2018 Kody Clemens, a junior infielder at Texas and son of Roger Clemens, hit a three-run homer in the first inning in the Longhorns’ eventual win. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Reds Beat Blog: Which Reds could make the 2018 MLB All-Star Game?," 5 June 2018 The most significant Russian intervention in the 2016 US presidential campaign was the hacking and eventual leaking of leading Democrats’ emails. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "New developments about Mueller, Manafort, and Corsi.," 27 Nov. 2018 So out went the yuletide beast to become an ever-so-brief Twitter celebrity and eventual souvenir for the ultra-completist Florida State fan who came along and swiped it before the garbage collector arrived. Andy Staples, SI.com, "The Message Behind the Money: How Texas A&M Landed Jimbo Fisher," 28 June 2018 Kim may be interested in getting aid and eventual investment to stabilize and then rebuild a crumbling economy. Fox News, "Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore for summit with Trump," 10 June 2018 The committee's action Thursday triggers the eventual release of information already investigated by the House Office of Congressional Ethics. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "House Ethics Committee to weigh case against Rep. David Schweikert, chief of staff," 31 May 2018 The Saints signed Watson again soon after free agency began in March, which made Fleener's eventual release an expectation. Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com, "Former Saints tight end Coby Fleener still dealing with concussion symptoms: Sean Payton," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of eventual

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of eventual

: coming or happening at a later time


even·​tu·​al | \ i-ˈven-chə-wəl How to pronounce eventual (audio) \

Kids Definition of eventual

: coming at some later time eventual success

Other Words from eventual

eventually adverb

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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