[ US /iˈvɛnt, ɪˈvɛnt/ ]
[ UK /ɪvˈɛnt/ ]
  1. a special set of circumstances
    in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled
  2. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    he acted very wise after the event
    his decision had depressing consequences for business
  3. something that happens at a given place and time
  4. a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
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How To Use event In A Sentence

  • He described the sequence of events leading up to the robbery.
  • They are essential atmospheric cladding which prevents the earth from becoming a frozen planet.
  • The League Against Cruel Sports issued a statement Wednesday calling on Ottawa to "take steps to end the immense cruelty to animals in events such as calf-roping, which is practised at rodeos including the Calgary Stampede. CTV BritishColumbiaHome
  • The lower opening is formed by the twelfth thoracic vertebra behind, by the eleventh and twelfth ribs at the sides, and in front by the cartilages of the tenth, ninth, eighth, and seventh ribs, which ascend on either side and form an angle, the subcostal angle, into the apex of which the xiphoid process projects. II. Osteology. 4. The Thorax
  • In any event, when making a case against the indivisibility of Sinitic, it is not necessary to rebut each of these "common" features individually, since they are largely or wholly extralinguistic. Language Log
  • Critics argue it was only Lottery money and government cash that prevented the Games from being a financial disaster.
  • The Subaru then veered across the road and hit a telegraph pole, eventually becoming lodged between the pole and a tree.
  • The chops should be cooked over moderate heat to prevent excessive charring.
  • Having had some narrow escapes the priest was eventually arrested as a recusant priest and was tried by revolutionary Court.
  • Speaking of pal Dorian, he's mentioned to me a couple times at work that somewhere on the John Byrne Forum, some industrious individual "rewrote" events in Identity Crisis so that You-Know-Who wasn't sexually assaulted and killed. Archive 2004-07-18
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