Definitions for eventɪˈvɛnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something that happens or is regarded as happening; an occurrence, esp. one of some importance.
something that occurs in a certain place during a particular interval of time.
the outcome, issue, or result of anything; consequence.
in the theory of relativity, an occurrence that is sharply localized at a single point in space and instant of time.
a single sports contest within a scheduled program:
the figure-skating event.
Idioms for event:
in any event, regardless of what happens; in any case. Also, at all events.
in the event of,if there should be.
in the event that,if it should happen that; in case.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom
* Syn: event , episode , incident refer to a happening. An event is usu. an important happening, esp. one that comes out of and is connected with previous happenings: historical events. An episode is one of a series of happenings, frequently distinct from the main course of events but arising from them and having an interest of its own: an episode in her life. An incident is usu. a minor happening that is connected with an event or series of events of greater importance: an amusing incident in a play.
Origin of event:
1560–70; < L ēventus occurrence, outcome
something that happens at a given place and time
a special set of circumstances
"in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot(noun)
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an organized activity involving many people
a popular sporting event; to organize an event; The concert was the evening's main event.
sth that happens
the tragic events that occurred on that night
In any event the price will not exceed $300.00.
if sth happens
In the event of fire, exit via the rear doors.
An occurrence; something that happens.
An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases).
A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate
A possible action that the user can perform that is monitored by an application or the operating system (event listener). When an event occurs an event handler is called which performs a specific task.
A set of some of the possible outcomes; a subset of the sample space.
Origin: From eventus, from evenio, from e, short form of ex, + venio; see venture, and compare advent, convent, invent, etc., convene, evene, etc.
that which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad
an affair in hand; business; enterprise
the consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates
to break forth
In philosophy, events are objects in time or instantiations of properties in objects. However, a definite definition has not been reached, as multiple theories exist concerning events.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'event' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #936
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'event' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2097
Rank popularity for the word 'event' in Nouns Frequency: #170
Translations for event
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something that happens; an incident or occurrence
That night a terrible event occurred.
- gebeurtenis, voorvalAfrikaans
- acontecimentoPortuguese (BR)
- das EreignisGerman
- συμβάν, γεγονόςGreek
- acontecimiento, sucesoSpanish
- رویداد؛ پیشامدFarsi
- घटना, स्थितिHindi
- avvenimento, eventoItalian
- 사건, 행사Korean
- gadījums; notikumsLatvian
- begivenhet, hendingNorwegian
- رویداد؛ پیشامدPersian
- پیښه، واقعهPashto
- olay, hadiseTurkish
- 事件Chinese (Trad.)
- подія; випадокUkrainian
- sự kiệnVietnamese
- 事件Chinese (Simp.)
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