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

Examples of eventual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His dream took a slightly somber detour last December on the opening kickoff of the Seahawks’ game at the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Chicago Tribune, 4 Aug. 2022 Since last season’s attempt to repeat as champions fizzled with a dramatic loss to the eventual champion Los Angeles Rams in the NFC divisional playoffs, the Bucs have been forced to tweak the supporting cast on offense around Brady. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2022 Lee lost in the second hole of a playoff to eventual champion Wenyi Ding of China. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2022 The Bucs came close to defending their Super Bowl LV title last year, but weren’t able to cap off a frantic comeback attempt against the eventual champion Los Angeles Rams. Alex Kay, Forbes, 31 July 2022 In Year 1 of Joseph’s tenure, McGill lost its first two games at home to eventual 5A state champion Pike Road and Saraland before reeling off six straight victories. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 26 July 2022 That team reached the Western Conference finals before losing to Kobe Bryant and the eventual back-to-back NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 22 July 2022 An undefeated run ended against eventual state champion Winton Woods, 31-21, in the second round of the playoffs. Matt Goul, cleveland, 15 July 2022 Gallinari came off the bench in all 18 games and averaged 12.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game as the Hawks beat the Knicks and Sixers before falling to the eventual champion Bucks in the 2021 playoffs. Trevor Hass, BostonGlobe.com, 12 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of eventual

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Eventual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventual. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for eventual


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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