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
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.
- Event television
noun 1. television programmes focusing on events that attract media attention and high ratings
- Event theatre
noun 1. spectacular and extravagantly-mounted theatrical productions collectively
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