something that happens or is regarded as happening; an occurrence, esp. one of some importance.
the outcome, issue, or result of anything:The venture had no successful event.
something that occurs in a certain place during a particular interval of time.
Physicsin relativity, an occurrence that is sharply localized at a single point in space and instant of time. Cf. world point.
Sportany 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.
Idiomsin any event, regardless of what happens; in any case. Also, at all events.
Idiomsin the event of, if there should be:In the event of rain, the party will be held indoors.
Idiomsin 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.
Latin ēventus occurrence, outcome, equivalent. to ēven(īre) to occur, come out + -tus suffix of verb, verbal action
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged 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.See corresponding entry in Unabridged consequence.