Meaning of EVENT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ i-ˈvent ]


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

Date: 1549


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


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 -ləs adjective

- at all events

- in any event

- in the event

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.