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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eventnoun

    something that happens at a given place and time

  2. event, casenoun

    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. eventnoun

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

  4. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotnoun

    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"


  1. eventnoun

    An occurrence; something that happens.

  2. eventnoun

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

  3. eventnoun

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

  4. eventnoun

    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. eventnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EVENTnoun

    Etymology: eventus, Latin.

    There is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked. Eccl.

    Oh heavy times, begetting such events! William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    Two spears from Meleager’s hand were sent,
    With equal force, but various in th’ event;
    The first was fixt in earth, the second stood
    On the boar’s bristled back, and deeply drank his blood. Dry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eventnoun

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

  2. Eventnoun

    an affair in hand; business; enterprise

  3. Eventnoun

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

  4. Eventverb

    to break forth

  5. Etymology: [F. venter to fan, divulge, LL. eventare to fan, fr., L. e out + ventus wind.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Event

    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. eventusevenĭree, out, venīre, to come.]

Editors Contribution

  1. event

    A form of social gathering.

    There was an annual family event to celebrate family unity.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 7, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of event in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of event in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of event in a Sentence

  1. Roberto Mukaro Borrero:

    The traditional homelands of the Taíno extend from the Caribbean islands to southern Florida. My family lineage is from Borikén (Puerto Rico) and I know that the loss of life people on the island suffered from Hurricane Maria was not simply the result of an extreme weather event. The casualties are also the result of the colonial legacy that includes racism and years of neglect.

  2. Robert Yawger:

    That demand destruction event may be coming to an end. We are taking those first baby steps.

  3. Ashley Prebble:

    Insurers have set up their European insurers and have transferred or are transferring their European business, these are not transfers that will be reversed in the event that a transition period is agreed; this is the new environment.

  4. Paul Zemsky:

    The story today in the U.S. is growth with modest inflation, which is great for equities, i see nothing on the calendar outside a geopolitical event that is going to make them (the Fed) change course at this point.

  5. Roberto Mendoza:

    I was doing meals for a NASCAR event in Charlotte, North Carolina. There, we fed more than 400,000 people in one week. When I saw that much food, I remembered that prayer from when I was little, god made me a chef because I suffered too much hunger in El Salvador.

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