Origin of event
British Dictionary definitions for in the event of
- 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 in the event of
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 in the event of (1 of 2)
in the event of
Also, in the event that. See under in case, def. 2.
Idioms and Phrases with in the event of (2 of 2)
see blessed event; in any case (event); in case (in the event); in the unlikely event.