Origin of event
Examples from the Web for events
And in so many of these events, the pattern of “blame the victim” was quickly in evidence.
Knight lived down the street from Scalise, and had met him a handful of times at Republican Party events.
“The events this year with Ukraine led to his ties with Cato being severed,” a source at the think tank told The Daily Beast.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I recognize my inability to truly understand these events in the same context or view these events through exactly the same prism.
If anything demonstrates the power of comedy to make dictators quake in their boots, it is the events of the past few days.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a study of events arising out of the greatest drama of modern times the supremacy of the last-named is unquestioned.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.|Arthur Mee
He made no allusion to the events of the night before, and she hardly spoke at all.The Reason Why|Elinor Glyn
Then at all events let us rest first, for it must be a long, terrible climb, and who knows what hardships we shall meet?A Voyage to Arcturus|David Lindsay
At all events it seems to me quite incredible that Gaelic was not introduced into Scotland before the sixth century.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
The term is also applied to any inversion in order of events, arguments, &c.
British Dictionary definitions for events
- 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 events
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 events
see blessed event; in any case (event); in case (in the event); in the unlikely event.