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Definition of "event" []

  • Something that takes place; an occurrence. (noun)
  • A significant occurrence or happening. See Synonyms at occurrence. (noun)
  • A social gathering or activity. (noun)
  • The final result; the outcome. (noun)
  • Sports A contest or an item in a sports program. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "event" in a sentence
  • "A new event, for every thing was an _event_ to wretches to whom the world was reduced to the narrow space of a few toises, and for whom the winds and waves contended in their fury as they floated above the abyss; an event happened which diverted our minds from the horrors of our situation."
  • "[2] Dr. Coplestone, now the Bishop of Llandaff, denies that the foreknowledge of an event proves the _event to be necessary_."
  • "Then there is _the_ event, _the great climax event_, the actual coming of the Lord Jesus, out of the heavens, down to the earth."