event

[ ih-vent ]
/ ɪˈvɛnt /

noun

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 for event

Origin of event

1560–70; < Latin ēventus occurrence, outcome, equivalent to ēven(īre) to occur, come out + -tus suffix of v. action

SYNONYMS FOR event

1 happening, affair, case, circumstance. Event, episode, incident, occurrence are terms for a happening. An event is usually an important happening: historical events. An episode is one of a series of happenings in a person's life or in a narrative: an episode in one's life. An incident is an event of usually minor importance: an amusing incident in a play. An occurrence is something that happens, often by surprise: His arrival was an unexpected occurrence.
2 consequence.

OTHER WORDS FROM event

e·vent·less, adjectivesu·per·e·vent, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for in the event of

event
/ (ɪˈvɛnt) /

noun

verb

to take part or ride (a horse) in eventing

Word Origin for event

C16: from Latin ēventus a happening, from ēvenīre to come forth, happen, from venīre to come
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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)

event

see blessed event; in any case (event); in case (in the event); in the unlikely event.

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