Meaning of EVENT in English

EVENT

— eventless , adj.

/i vent"/ , n.

1. something that happens or is regarded as happening; an occurrence, esp. one of some importance.

2. the outcome, issue, or result of anything: The venture had no successful event.

3. something that occurs in a certain place during a particular interval of time.

4. Physics. in relativity, an occurrence that is sharply localized at a single point in space and instant of time. Cf. world point .

5. Sports. any of the contests in a program made up of one sport or of a number of sports: The broad jump event followed the pole vault.

6. in any event , regardless of what happens; in any case. Also, at all events .

7. in the event of , if there should be: In the event of rain, the party will be held indoors.

8. in the event that , if it should happen that; in case: In the event that I can't come back by seven, you can eat without me.

[ 1560-70; eventus occurrence, outcome, equiv. to even ( ire ) to occur, come out + -tus suffix of v. action ]

Syn. 1. happening, affair, case, circumstance. EVENT, EPISODE, INCIDENT, OCCURRENCE are terms for a happening. An EVENT is usually an important happening: historical events. An EPISODE is one of a series of happenings in a person's life or in a narrative: an episode in one's life. An INCIDENT is an event of usually minor importance: an amusing incident in a play. An OCCURRENCE is something that happens, often by surprise: His arrival was an unexpected occurrence. 2. consequence.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .