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Definitions of event

  1.   a phenomenon located at a single point in space- time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
  2.   A contingent occurrence.
  3.   That which comes out or happens: the result: any incident or occurrence. - EVENT, OCCURRENCE, INCIDENT, CIRCUMSTANCE. Event, that which comes out, that which springs from a previous state of affairs. Hence we speak of watching the event; of tracing the progress of events. An event is of more importance than an occurrence, and is generally applied to great transactions in history. Occurrence is literally that which meets us in our progress through life, and does not connect itself with the past as an event does. An incident is that which falls into a state of things to which it does not primarily belong; as, the incidents of a journey: it is applied to matters of minor importance. Circumstance, ( lit.) that which stands round or attends; does not necessarily mean anything that happens or takes place, but may simply mean one of the surrounding or accompanying conditions of an occurrence, incident, or event. It is also applied to incidents of minor moment which take place along with something of more importance. A person giving an account of a campaign, might dwell on the leading events which it produced; might mention some of its striking occurrences; might allude to some remarkable incidents which attended it; and might give details of the favorable or adverse circumstances by which it was accompanied.
  4.   ( relativity theory) a phenomenon located at a single point in space- time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
  5.   An occurrence; incident; the result or outcome of an action; any single item in a program of sports or games.
  6.   a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; " the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; " his decision had depressing consequences for business"; " he acted very wise after the event"
  7.   An affair in hand; business; enterprise.
  8.   The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates.
  9.   The result of any action.
  10.   That which happens or comes to pass; any incident, good or bad; the conclusion; the result.
  11.   Anything that happens or falls out, good or bad; the consequence of anything; the issue.
  12.   something that happens at a given place and time
  13.   To break forth.
  14.   One incident in a series, as of games.
  15.   a special set of circumstances; " in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; " it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
  16.   That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad.
  17.   Anything that happens.
  18.   That which happens; occurrence; result.

Quotes of event

  1. I cannot help but think a curious event is this life of mine. – John James Audubon
  2. I was playing rugby and the other games English school children do, and there was an event in which races were run, and I won these by a considerable margin. – Roger Bannister
  3. Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late. – Henri Cartier-Bresson
  4. I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place. – Winston Churchill
  5. My favourite event was the 200m, so as I won the 100m, I thought it was possible I'd win the 200m. – Betty Cuthbert
  6. In Modernism, reality used to validate media. In Postmodernism, the media validate reality. If you don't believe this, just think how many times you've described some real event as being 'just like a movie.' – Brad Holland
  7. Psychologically experienced consciousness is therefore no longer pure consciousness; construed Objectively in this way, consciousness itself becomes something transcendent, becomes an event in that spatial world which appears, by virtue of consciousness, to be transcendent. – Edmund Husserl
  8. The city of Wildwood has been fantastic in helping us and supporting this event This is a small way of the Soul saying thanks to our fans. – Ron Jaworski
  9. I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event – Anatoly Karpov
  10. We went around and looked and talked to a lot of foundations with those charities and decided upon the Children's Hospital. They had a golf tournament at the time, but it was a small event that didn't raise a significant amount of money. – Tom Kite
  11. Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. – Thomas Merton
  12. A half marathon is a good way to have a bit of fun and race against those girls and learn a bit more about them. The world half marathon is a world championship at the end of the day and it's important. I've win it twice and it's a quality event – Paula Radcliffe
  13. I will burn, but this is a mere event We shall continue our discussion in eternity. – Michael Servetus
  14. If the British Fleet were lost or captured, the Atlantic might be dominated by Germany, a power hostile to our way of life, controlling in that event most of the ships and shipbuilding facilities of Europe. – Wendell L. Wilkie
  15. I think no artist can claim to have any access to the truth, or an authentic version of an event But obviously they have slightly better means at their disposal because they have their art to energize whatever it is they're trying to write about. They have music. – Thom Yorke

Usage examples for event

  1. This was a single event to take place once, not to be repeated. ” – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  2. The day after this interesting event which was Saturday, I had more conversation with the man from Palmella. ” – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  3. “ " In any event we thank you, starman. ” – Feet Of Clay by Phillip Hoskins
  4. This was the event of the evening. ” – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  5. Till then let us wait on the good event but not delay the marriage. ” – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend
  6. “ For weeks I'd counted on it as a great event just to feel, down in my heart when it was all over, like a big fool." ” – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  7. “ A great event Kate. ” – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  8. She turned her thoughts to the next event – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  9. People always made much more of an event like that when it happened after some years. ” – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  10. “ I had to take them for use in event of need. ” – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  11. “ For what is an " event – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  12. She was genuine and happy about the event – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  13. Where lie the secret springs of this astonishing event – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  14. He could not deny himself the pleasure of talking about this great event – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  15. It may be so, Mr. Knox, but in that event why have they not sent for a physician? ” – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  16. “ I suppose my second visit occurred two years after that event – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  17. It will be the event of the day. ” – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  18. The event was soon to be decided. ” – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  19. There was in her mind a sense of pride at the part she was playing in a great event – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  20. She remembered so distinctly each little event – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory

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