What does event mean?

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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.

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. Southwest Airlines:

    We are deeply saddened to confirm that there is one fatality resulting from this accident. The entire Southwest Airlines Family is devastated and extends its deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the customers, employees, family members and loved ones affected by this tragic event.

  2. Mark Gregory:

    When walking into an event, it's human nature to gravitate to our right and move around the room counterclockwise, that's everyone else's instinct too, which is why there's often a logjam by the front door.

  3. White House:

    The President and Rod Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, met for about 45 minutes aboard Air Force One. They discussed various topics including the International Chiefs of Police event later today, support for our great law enforcement officials, border security, how to better address violent crime in Chicago and general DOJ business.

  4. Vanaja Devi Vimalaretnam:

    I saw a man standing there with two bags wearing a cap and a t-shirt. His dress code -- cap, the bag -- all of this looked out of place, no one comes to church like that. He looked like he was going to a sporting event.

  5. Brooks Koepka:

    I'm trying to treat it like a major( but) I'm trying to treat every event like a major, i've got a lot more confidence now than I've ever had. Sometimes the game comes easy to me.

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    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    • A. downsizing
    • B. vehicle
    • C. permutation
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