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
We have a challenge with track and field athletics, the event that has been designated is the third division of the team event. It is a weekend event for the lowest ranked teams.
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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
- 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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