Meaning of EVENT in English



Pronunciation: i- ' vent

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin eventus, from evenire to happen, from e- + venire to come ― more at COME

Date: 1549

1 a archaic : OUTCOME b : the final outcome or determination of a legal action c : a postulated outcome, condition, or eventuality <in the event that I am not there, call the house>

2 a : something that happens : OCCURRENCE b : a noteworthy happening c : a social occasion or activity d : an adverse or damaging medical occurrence <a heart attack or other cardiac event >

3 : any of the contests in a program of sports

4 : the fundamental entity of observed physical reality represented by a point designated by three coordinates of place and one of time in the space-time continuum postulated by the theory of relativity

5 : a subset of the possible outcomes of an experiment

synonyms see OCCURRENCE

– event · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

– at all events : in any case

– in any event : in any case

– in the event

chiefly British : as it turns out

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.