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.
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.
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.
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 (sense 8)
in any event, 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
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.
in any case (event)
in case (in the event)
in the unlikely event
- At all times
Continuously, without interruption, as in At the airport Mary was warned to keep her carry-on bag in sight at all times.
- At any cost
the price paid to acquire, produce, accomplish, or maintain anything: the high cost of a good meal. an outlay or expenditure of money, time, labor, trouble, etc.: What will the cost be to me? a sacrifice, loss, or penalty: to work at the cost of one’s health. costs, Law. money allowed to a successful party […]
- At any rate
the amount of a charge or payment with reference to some basis of calculation: a high rate of interest on loans. a certain quantity or amount of one thing considered in relation to a unit of another thing and used as a standard or measure: at the rate of 60 miles an hour. a fixed […]
- At arm’s length
the upper limb of the human body, especially the part extending from the shoulder to the wrist. the upper limb from the shoulder to the elbow. the forelimb of any vertebrate. some part of an organism like or likened to an arm. any armlike part or attachment, as the of a phonograph. a covering for […]