Meaning of EVENT in English

EVENT

noun

1 sth that happens

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , great , important , major , significant

▪ historic , key , landmark , life-changing , momentous , pivotal , seminal , watershed ( esp. AmE )

Tonight's show looks back at the key ~s of the year.

▪ dramatic , remarkable

▪ main

▪ happy

▪ cataclysmic , catastrophic , sad , stressful , tragic , traumatic

▪ rare

Outside big cities, murder is a rare ~.

▪ current , recent

in-depth articles related to current ~s

recent ~s in Saudi Arabia

▪ future

our inability to forecast future ~s

▪ subsequent

Subsequent ~s proved him wrong.

▪ historical , political

VERB + EVENT

▪ witness

When the ship finally reached land, only a few of the crew were left to witness the ~.

▪ record

We had a huge party, and hired a photographer to record the ~.

▪ describe , recount , relate

Carter related the ~s of the past hour to him.

▪ recall , remember

She tried to recall the ~s of the previous night.

▪ celebrate , commemorate , mark

Today is the hospital's fiftieth anniversary, and there will be a party to mark the ~.

EVENT + VERB

▪ happen , occur , take place , unfold

TV viewers watched in horror as ~s unfolded.

▪ lead to sth

These ~s quickly led to confusion.

▪ lead up to sth

The police are trying to establish a picture of ~s leading up to the killing.

PHRASES

▪ a chain of ~s , a sequence of ~s , a series of ~s

▪ the course of ~s

Would it have been possible to change the course of ~s?

▪ in any ~

I think the economy will recover in any ~.

▪ in the ~

In the ~ though, the dinner was a very entertaining affair.

▪ in the ~ of sth , in the ~ that … 

In the unlikely ~ of a crash, please remain calm.

2 planned social occasion

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , important , landmark , main , major , special

Their 1981 production was a landmark ~.

▪ popular

▪ prestigious

The Birmingham meeting is one of the most prestigious ~s in the racing calendar.

▪ inaugural

▪ international , national

a new international art ~

▪ annual , regular

▪ charity

They host frequent charity ~s in their home.

▪ gala

a special opening-night gala ~

▪ forthcoming ( esp. BrE ), upcoming ( esp. AmE )

Forthcoming ~s are listed on the back page of the local newspaper.

▪ fund-raising , musical , social , sporting

▪ black-tie , formal

a black-tie ~ at the Waldorf Astoria

VERB + EVENT

▪ hold , organize , stage

The ~ will be held in the grounds of the house.

▪ host

We hosted a charitable ~ for a local organization.

▪ plan , schedule

Forty such ~s are scheduled this year.

▪ publicize

▪ attend , support

I would like to thank everyone who attended our charity evening for supporting the ~.

▪ sponsor

They sponsored various community ~s.

▪ boycott

Several leading players boycotted the ~ in protest.

EVENT + VERB

▪ take place

3 race/competition

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , main

This race will be the main ~ of the afternoon.

▪ international , national

Local winners compete in a national ~ in September.

▪ individual , team

▪ men's , women's

▪ field , track

▪ distance , long-distance , middle-distance , sprint

▪ backstroke , breaststroke , freestyle (all in swimming)

▪ Olympic

▪ one-day , two-day , etc.

VERB + EVENT

▪ enter , enter for , take part in

A record number of teams have entered the ~.

▪ win

▪ host

The Association hosted a special three-day sailing ~.

EVENT + VERB

▪ take place

The team ~s will take place later this week.

PREPOSITION

▪ in an/the ~

African runners swept the medals in the distance ~s.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .