Origin of event
Examples from the Web for event
This event, know as “Turn Around Tuesday,” enraged many of the demonstrators, especially the young SNCC activists.
In fact, Americans had to wait several hours until film of the event reached New York for it to be broadcast.
Then there was an event, an HRC event, and I took a picture with Monique, the actress and comedian.
Because I was president I had to do the write-up for the event and they chose that picture.
In the event, the enemy did plenty—far more than SHAEF, or for that matter the German high command, imagined possible.
Circumstances and even accidents have their part to play, but in the main it is personality that determines the event.The History of the Confederate War, Its Causes and Its Conduct, Volume I (of 2)|George Cary Eggleston
Or what could they even propose doing, to bring about that event?A History of the Gipsies|Walter Simson
The first sold wonderfully, the event being recent, having made a great noise.Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin|Benjamin Franklin
And, in addition to the ordinary incentives, was the international character of the event.Bert Wilson, Marathon Winner|J. W. Duffield
He had selected this spot in the event of the Powers not allowing his remains to be transferred to France or Ajaccio.The Tragedy of St. Helena|Walter Runciman
British Dictionary definitions for 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 agencyCompare act (def. 8)
Word Origin for event
Word Origin and History for event
1570s, from Middle French event, from Latin eventus "occurrence, accident, event, fortune, fate, lot, issue," from past participle stem of evenire "to come out, happen, result," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Event horizon in astrophysics is from 1969.
Idioms and Phrases with event
see blessed event; in any case (event); in case (in the event); in the unlikely event.