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"
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
Origin: [F. venter to fan, divulge, LL. eventare to fan, fr., L. e out + ventus wind.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
e-vent′, n. that which happens: the result: any incident or occurrence: an item in a programme or series of sports.—adjs. Event′ful, full of events: momentous; Event′ūal, happening as a consequence: final.—n. Eventūal′ity, a contingency: (phren.) the propensity to take notice of events, changes, or facts.—adv. Event′ūally, finally: at length. [L. eventus—evenĭre—e, out, venīre, to come.]
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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
The numerical value of event in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of event in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Response is a prayer event, it is a spiritual event. It is not a political event.
A chief event in life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
For us climate change is not an event in the future. It's an event that we're dealing with now…our entire survival is at stake
The event organizers assured us that all measures were taken to ensure a safe and successful event but clearly they did not have the capacity to execute an event of this scale.
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Translations for event
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- واقعة, حادثةArabic
- vaqiə, hadisəAzerbaijani
- ваҡиға, хәл, осраҡBashkir
- jev, událostCzech
- hændelse, begivenhedDanish
- acontecimiento, evento, sucesoSpanish
- seik, sündmusEstonian
- حادثه, پیشامد, رخداد, رویداد, واقعهPersian
- tapahtuma, tapausFinnish
- événement, un événementFrench
- tuiteamasScottish Gaelic
- դեպք, պատահար, դիպվածArmenian
- atburður, atvikIcelandic
- evento, fatto, accadimentoItalian
- 出来事, イベントJapanese
- ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍, ហេតុការណ៍Khmer
- 행사, 行事, 이벤트Korean
- eventum, forsLatin
- atsitikimas, renginys, įvykis, atvejisLithuanian
- gadījums, notikumsLatvian
- pureitanga, takunetanga, taiopengaMāori
- збиднување, настанMacedonian
- gebeurtenis, evenementDutch
- hendelse, programpost, begivenhetNorwegian
- przypadek, zdarzenie, wydarzenie, imprezaPolish
- случай, событие, происшествиеRussian
- dešavanje, догађај, дешавање, zbivanje, događaj, збивањеSerbo-Croatian
- händelse, evenemangSwedish
- kisa, tukioSwahili
- olay, hadise, vakaTurkish
- sự việc, sự kiệnVietnamese
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