AskDefine | Define event

Dictionary Definition



1 something that happens at a given place and time
2 a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled" [syn: case]
3 a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
4 a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event" [syn: consequence, effect, outcome, result, issue, upshot]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ɪˈven̩t/, /I"vEnt/


  1. An occurrence of social or personal importance.
  2. A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate


occurrence of social or personal importance
point in spacetime (physics)
  • Czech: událost (sobýtije)
  • Greek: γεγονός (gegonós)
  • Russian: событие

Extensive Definition

The word event can have several meanings:
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See also

event in Czech: Událost
event in German: Event
event in Spanish: Evento
event in Japanese: 事象
event in Portuguese: Evento
event in Russian: Событие (значения)
event in Simple English: Event

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