Definitions for eventɪˈvɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. something that happens or is regarded as happening; an occurrence, esp. one of some importance.

  2. something that occurs in a certain place during a particular interval of time.

  3. the outcome, issue, or result of anything; consequence.

  4. in the theory of relativity, an occurrence that is sharply localized at a single point in space and instant of time.

    Category: Physics

  5. a single sports contest within a scheduled program:

    the figure-skating event.

    Category: Sport

Idioms for event:

  1. in any event, regardless of what happens; in any case. Also, at all events.

    Category: Idiom

  2. in the event of,if there should be.

    Category: Idiom

  3. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. event(noun)

    something that happens at a given place and time

  2. event, case(noun)

    a special set of circumstances

    "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"

  3. event(noun)

    a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory

  4. 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

  1. event(noun)ɪˈvɛnt

    an organized activity involving many people

    a popular sporting event; to organize an event; The concert was the evening's main event.

  2. eventɪˈvɛnt

    sth that happens

    the tragic events that occurred on that night

  3. eventɪˈvɛnt

    whatever happens

    In any event the price will not exceed $300.00.

  4. eventɪˈvɛnt

    if sth happens

    In the event of fire, exit via the rear doors.


  1. event(Noun)

    An occurrence; something that happens.

  2. event(Noun)

    An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases).

  3. event(Noun)

    A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate

  4. event(Noun)

    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.

  5. event(Noun)

    A set of some of the possible outcomes; a subset of the sample space.

  6. Origin: From eventus, from evenio, from e, short form of ex, + venio; see venture, and compare advent, convent, invent, etc., convene, evene, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Event(noun)

    that which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad

  2. Event(noun)

    an affair in hand; business; enterprise

  3. Event(noun)

    the consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates

  4. Event(verb)

    to break forth


  1. Event

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'event' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #936

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'event' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2097

  3. Nouns Frequency

    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.

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