Event - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈvent|  American pronunciation of the word event
Brit.  |ɪˈvɛnt|  British pronunciation of the word event


- something that happens at a given place and time
- a special set of circumstances(syn: case)

in that event, the first possibility is excluded

- a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
- a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon(syn: consequence, effect, issue, outcome, result, upshot)

he acted very wise after the event


The article recounted the events of the past year.

The last major event of the summer

He had no memory of the events that happened afterwards.

The accident was caused by an unusual sequence of events.

She likes to arrive at social events early.

It's the only event on the golf tour that she hasn't yet won.

Coming events cast their shadows before.

The event of his enterprise was doubtful.

When she was only thirteen she was eventing with a horse called Foxtrot.

Leaving home was a major event in his life.

Police are trying to reconstruct the sequence of events on the night of the murder.

His resignation triggered a chain of events (=series of events which each cause the next one to happen) that led eventually to the downfall of the government.

Nothing you could have done would have changed the course of events (=the way in which events happened).

The conference was an important social event (=an event at which people can meet each other).

The school raises money by organizing fund-raising events.

Word forms

singular: event
plural: events
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