Meaning of EVENT in English



Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


An ~ is something that happens, especially when it is unusual or important. You can use ~s to describe all the things that are happening in a particular situation.

...the ~s of Black Wednesday...

A new book by Grass is always an ~.



An ~ is a planned and organized occasion, for example a social gathering or a sports match.

...major sporting ~s.

...our programme of lectures and social ~s.

N-COUNT: usu with supp


An ~ is one of the races or competitions that are part of an organized occasion such as a sports meeting.

A solo piper opens Aberdeen Highland Games at 10am and the main ~s start at 1pm.



You use in the ~ of, in the ~ that, and in that ~ when you are talking about a possible future situation, especially when you are planning what to do if it occurs.

The bank has agreed to give an immediate refund in the unlikely ~ of an error being made...



You say in any ~ after you have been discussing a situation, in order to indicate that what you are saying is true or possible, in spite of anything that has happened or may happen.

In any ~, the bowling alley restaurant proved quite acceptable.

= anyway

PHRASE: PHR with cl


You say in the ~ after you have been discussing what could have happened in a particular situation, in order to indicate that you are now describing what actually did happen. (BRIT)

‘Don’t underestimate us’, Norman Willis warned last year. There was, in the ~, little danger of that.

PHRASE: PHR with cl

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