What does event mean?

Definitions for event
ɪˈvɛntevent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word event.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. event(Noun)

    An occurrence; something that happens.

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

  2. event(Noun)

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

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

  3. event(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  5. event(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Event(noun)

    an affair in hand; business; enterprise

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

  3. Event(noun)

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

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

  4. Event(verb)

    to break forth

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce event?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say event in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala:

    A detailed and sensitive investigation and analysis of the event is ongoing.

  2. Novak Djokovic:

    We were very pleased when we heard the reception the fans gave to the Croatians and the respect they showed for their national anthem, that’s something that you don’t see very often because the wounds of the war are still fresh and we are very happy with the way these people showed their support. They fully deserve to have this event.

  3. Carlos Barra:

    This is a city prepared for this type of event, we have everything signposted, meeting points, good roads, they can come with confidence.

  4. Susan Scott:

    About 900 million years ago, this black hole ate a very dense star, known as a neutron star, like Pac-man -- possibly snuffing out the star instantly, the ANU SkyMapper Telescope responded to the detection alert and scanned the entire likely region of space where the event occurred, but we've not found any visual confirmation.

  5. Chris Cooper:

    In the same way that Charleston acted as kind of a focusing event and changed people's opinions pretty quickly, I think Even Democratic's exactly what we're experiencing right now, the Democratic Party position two years ago, the Democratic Party position today and the Democratic Party position next month may be very different.

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