from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something that takes place; an occurrence.
- n. A significant occurrence or happening. See Synonyms at occurrence.
- n. A social gathering or activity.
- n. The final result; the outcome.
- n. Sports A contest or an item in a sports program.
- n. Physics A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
- idiom at all events In any case.
- idiom in any event In any case.
- idiom in the event If it should happen; in case.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An occurrence; something that happens.
- n. An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases).
- n. A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate
- n. A possible action that the user can perform that is monitored by an application or the operating system (event listener). When an event occurs an event handler is called which performs a specific task.
- n. A set of some of the possible outcomes; a subset of the sample space.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad.
- n. An affair in hand; business; enterprise.
- n. The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates.
- transitive v. To break forth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; especially, an occurrence of some importance; a distinctly marked incident: as, the succession of events.
- n. The consequence of anything; that in which an action, an operation, or a series of operations terminates; the issue; conclusion; end.
- n. In public games and sports, each contest or single proceeding in a program or series: as, the events of the day were a bicycle-race, a footrace, high jumps, etc.; the steeplechase was a spirited event.
- n. A contingent, probable, or possible happening; a coming to pass; in the theory of probabilities, anything which may or may not be; any general state of things considered as having a probability: as, in the event of his death his interest will lapse.
- To come out; break forth.
- To bring to pass; execute.
- To fan; cool.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
- n. something that happens at a given place and time
- n. a special set of circumstances
- n. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
Latin ēventus, from past participle of ēvenīre, to happen : ē-, ex-, ex- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ēventus ("an event, occurrence"), from ēveniō ("to happen, to fall out, to come out"), from ē ("out of, from"), short form of ex, + veniō ("come"); see venture, and compare advent, convent, invent, etc., convene, evene, etc. (Wiktionary)