Event



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 .
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.
Contemporary Examples

Her assistant was sent off to bring her outfit to the venue where the event was held.
Confessions of a Red Carpet Escort Itay Hod January 12, 2011

After the event, she even scheduled a lunch date with an aide.
Leading the Anti-Bachmann Army David A. Graham July 18, 2011

But business and branding aside, the event seemed to be a familiar gathering, cocktail dresses not withstanding.
Chic Geeks Lauren Streib June 8, 2010

A sold-out crowd of 800 (mostly) women packed the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio to take part in the event.
Live from San Antonio: Women in the World Texas! Women in the World October 22, 2014

In the event that Pistorius is convicted, this distinction could serve him favorably.
4 Reasons Oscar Pistorius Might Be Found Not Guilty Eboni K. Williams March 5, 2014

Historical Examples

And why had Zaanan Frame wanted him to be apprisedwarnedof the event?
Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland

I, too, should earnestly rejoice if such an event could be brought about.
Brave and Bold Horatio Alger

And now came the event which was the cause of the Disruption.
Norman Macleod John Wellwood

The event established Mary as the arbiter in her own coterie.
Within the Law Marvin Dana

In the event of his doing so, I should beg him to come direct to our house.
Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4) Jules Bonnet

noun
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
(philosophy)

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
verb
to take part or ride (a horse) in eventing
n.

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.

1. An occurrence or happening of significance to a task or program, such as the completion of an asynchronous input/output operation. A task may wait for an event or any of a set of events or it may (request to) receive asynchronous notification (a signal or interrupt) that the event has occurred.
See also event-driven.
2. A transaction or other activity that affects the records in a file.
(2000-02-09)
see:

blessed event
in any case (event)
in case (in the event)
in the unlikely event

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