Thesaurus

event

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of event

  1. 1 something that happens dinnertime was devoted to talking over the day's events, not to watching television Synonyms of event affair, circumstance, episode, hap, happening, incident, occasion, occurrence, thing Words Related to event coincidence, co-occurrence, fluke, freak; landmark, milepost, milestone, page, phenomenon, turning point; adventure, experience, time; happenchance, happenstance; accident, crisis, emergency, juncture; achievement, deed, exploit, feat; news, tidings

  2. 2 something that might happen in the event of rain, graduation ceremonies will be held indoors Synonyms of event case, contingence, contingency, contingent, eventuality, possibility Words Related to event probability; accident, chance, hap, hazard, risk

  3. 3 a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize figure skating is usually one of the most popular events in the winter Olympics Synonyms of event bout, competition, contest, game, match, matchup, meet, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tournament, tourneyWords Related to event athletics, sport; battle, conflict, scrimmage, skirmish, struggle, tug-of-war, tussle; championship, national(s); final, nightcap, play-off, semifinal; derby, field day, gymkhana, open, outing; biathlon, decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon; marathon, race, ultramarathon; heat, round, run, set; rally, volley; round-robin, rubber, runoff, sudden death; dead heat, photo finish, seesaw; classic

  4. 4 a social gathering the mayor's evenings are often tied up with one event after another Synonyms of event affair, bash, binge, blast, blowout, do, party, fete (or fête), function, get-together, powwow, reception, shindigWords Related to event benefit, fund-raiser; ball, dance, formal, prom; celebration, gala, occasion; bacchanal, bacchanalia, orgy, saturnalia; bake, clambake, cocktail party, hen party, house party, housewarming, icebreaker, kaffeeklatsch, kegger (also keg party), klatch (also klatsch), masquerade, meet and greet, mixer, salon, shower, social, soiree (or soirée), stag, supper, symposium, tea, tea party

Synonym Discussion of event

occurrence, event, incident, episode, circumstance mean something that happens or takes place. occurrence may apply to a happening without intent, volition, or plan.
    • an encounter that was a chance occurrence
event usually implies an occurrence of some importance and frequently one having antecedent cause.
    • the events following the assassination
incident suggests an occurrence of brief duration or secondary importance.
    • a minor wartime incident
episode stresses the distinctiveness or apartness of an incident.
    • a brief romantic episode in a life devoted to work
circumstance implies a specific detail attending an action or event as part of its setting or background.
    • couldn't recall the exact circumstances


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