Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full of events: an eventful week.
  • adj. Important; momentous: an eventful decision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to high levels of activity; having many memorable events.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of, or rich in, events or incidents

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of events or incidents; attended or characterized by important or striking occurrences: as, an eventful reign; an eventful journey.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having important issues or results
  • adj. full of events or incidents

Etymologies

From event +‎ -ful. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After what he describes as "eventful" races in 2007 and 2009 at the Nurburgring Hamilton knows it is pointless attempting to second guess how he might fare this weekend.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • It gives us some delineations of bygone manners and social changes, glimpses of many more or less notable persons, and above all the record of a life which, without being in the usual sense of these terms eventful or distinguished, stands forth as one in a great degree self-determined and bearing a strong impress of individuality.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876

  • He saw Magdaléna alone for a moment before the others came downstairs, and his delight at meeting her again was so boyish that she could hardly have recalled his eventful forty years had she tried.

    The Californians

  • "Full blast," the Corporal's own expression, exactly described the setting out of the cockle-shell; that is, the eventful Monday morning when the doors of the first free kindergarten west of the Rockies threw open its doors.

    The Girl and the Kingdom Learning to Teach

  • When it was over, Woods called his eventful week and a day at Augusta "a good experience."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Chat: Walliams and Carr couldn't help but laugh as the comedian recalled his eventful stag night

    Home | Mail Online

  • This summer was definitely what I would call eventful and I won't go into detailing everything I did - with a few exceptions though, so expect some follow up blog posts.

    Bulix.org » Life snippets

  • The clean installation of Windows 7 Beta was pretty much un-eventful, which is not really surprising.

    MSDN Blogs

  • I wish I'd been able to join you - but this year has been a bit 'eventful' for me.

    The Pros of Small Cons

  • Mr. Lord called the past 100 days -- which included a broken buyout deal, a big personal stock loss for Mr. Lord, a Securities and Exchange Commission probe, and yesterday's dismal earnings -- "eventful" and "painful."

    Motorola Jams Icahn's Reception

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