What does event mean?

Definitions for event
ɪˈvɛntevent

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. eventnoun

    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. eventnoun

    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. eventnoun

    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. 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.

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

  5. eventnoun

    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. Eventnoun

    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. Eventnoun

    an affair in hand; business; enterprise

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

  3. Eventnoun

    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. Eventverb

    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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    Veena
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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. Fredericksburgresident Robert Hall:

    Chambers wife, Lorraine Heist-Chambers told WashingtonsWJLA-TV.This is something that he needs to do every year and I support him for it. No matter what it takes, we get out here. VETERANS UNEMPLOYMENT DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTPACES REST OF US Chambers began saluting motorcyclists for long periods back in 2002 when he was in his 20s during Rolling Thunder, an annualprotestand gathering dedicated to service members that were abandoned after the Vietnam War. The veteran hasnt missed the event in over two decades. In previous years, he would hold a salute for between three and five hours as hundreds of thousands of motorcycles drove by, according to the station. The specific event -- which highlighted veteran suicide for the first time this year -- isnow calledRolling To Remember. While the Memorial Day weekend ride was canceled in D.C. due to the coronavirus, more than one hundred riders still showed up to watch Chambers. He reportedly held his position without food, water or bathroom breaks. I couldnt do it. Im looking for a bathroom.

  2. Kane Ray:

    Most aircraft have teething problems and in most cases these are eradicated. Very rarely, these issues cause disasters -- largely because of a culmination of factors that lead to the event.

  3. Ted Wheeler:

    I'm grateful that this was largely a peaceful event, police did an exemplary job of de-escalating the situation, keeping the extremists on both sides separated for the most part, and preventing people who wanted to engage in acts of violence from confronting each other.

  4. Ellis Phifer:

    The fear is that it could be a SARS-type event, which was an economic issue, but this is all cautionary. The market is not panicking or anything.

  5. Tony Blair:

    If the sporting event provided it is done in a good way and in a way that is respectful of differences and harmonious and well put together usually having these events helps engage a country, even one with a difficult say, human rights record, with the outside world.

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