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Definitions of event

  1. 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"
  2. a special set of circumstances; " in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; " it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
  3. something that happens at a given place and time
  4. ( relativity theory) a phenomenon located at a single point in space- time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
  5. a phenomenon located at a single point in space- time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
  6. That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad.
  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. To break forth.
  10. An occurrence; incident; the result or outcome of an action; any single item in a program of sports or games.
  11. 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.
  12. That which happens; occurrence; result.
  13. Anything that happens.
  14. The result of any action.
  15. A contingent occurrence.
  16. One incident in a series, as of games.
  17. Anything that happens or falls out, good or bad; the consequence of anything; the issue.
  18. That which happens or comes to pass; any incident, good or bad; the conclusion; the result.
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Usage examples for event

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