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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How to use event in a sentence
The event under investigation occurred last Friday when the unidentified woman was turned away from Duesseldorf University Hospital because a ransomware attack hampered its ability to operate normally.Patient dies after ransomware attack reroutes her to remote hospital | Dan Goodin | September 17, 2020 | Ars Technica
“I was the 24-hours-on-call person for major events for two years for him in the role,” Troye said.Former Pence aide says she will vote for Biden because of Trump’s ‘flat out disregard for human life’ during pandemic | Josh Dawsey | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
On Sunday, he defied state and federal guidelines to hold an indoor event in Nevada at which thousands cheered him, most of them maskless.Trump and his campaign try to allay concerns about trailing Biden in television ads | Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Apple also debuted its Apple Watch Series 6 smartwatch, which starts at $400, and the Apple Watch SE, which starts at $279, during its online event.Apple debuts its new iPad and iPad Air during its ‘Time Flies’ event | jonathanvanian2015 | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
He saw the potential for ServiceNow’s suite of software, which included messaging and event tracking, to appeal to a much wider audience.Meet Snowflake, one of the buzziest tech IPOs ever | Aaron Pressman | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
But how different would things have been 11 years later, when Scalise attended the Duke event?Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game | Michael Tomasky | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
This event, know as “Turn Around Tuesday,” enraged many of the demonstrators, especially the young SNCC activists.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’ | Gary May | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In fact, Americans had to wait several hours until film of the event reached New York for it to be broadcast.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’ | Gary May | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Over dinner, the Knight had mentioned that Scalise had spoken before the EURO event.
How the hell does somebody show up at a David Duke organized event in 2002 and claim ignorance?No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference | Tim Mak | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This would in any event have depressed prices of cotton, even under ordinary conditions.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
Please advise the surrender as soon as possible in order to give due and solemn publicity to the event.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
An estate upon condition is one which depends upon the happening or not happening of some uncertain event.
An estate upon condition is one which depends upon the happening or not happening of some event.
An estate upon condition is one which depends upon the happening of some event.
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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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