something that happens or is regarded as happening; an occurrence, especially one of some importance.
the outcome, issue, or result of anything: The venture had no successful event.
something that occurs in a certain place during a particular interval of time.
Physics. in relativity, an occurrence that is sharply localized at a single point in space and instant of time.: Compare world point.
Sports. any of the contests in a program made up of one sport or of a number of sports: The broad jump event followed the pole vault.
Idioms about event
in any event, regardless of what happens; in any case.: Also at all events.
in the event of, if there should be: In the event of rain, the party will be held indoors.
in the event that, if it should happen that; in case: In the event that I can't come back by seven, you can eat without me.
- e·vent·less, adjective
- su·per·e·vent, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for event
anything that takes place or happens, esp something important; happening; incident
the actual or final outcome; result (esp in the phrases in the event, after the event)
any one contest in a programme of sporting or other contests: the high jump is his event
an occurrence regarded as a bare instant of space-time as contrasted with an object which fills space and has endurance
an occurrence regarded in isolation from, or contrasted with, human agency: Compare act (def. 8)
in any event or at all events regardless of circumstances; in any case
in the event of in case of; if (such a thing) happens: in the event of rain the race will be cancelled
in the event that if it should happen that
to take part or ride (a horse) in eventing
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Other Idioms and Phrases with event
see blessed event; in any case (event); in case (in the event); in the unlikely event.
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