• WordNet 3.6
    • n event something that happens at a given place and time
    • n event 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"
    • n event a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
    • n event a special set of circumstances "in that event, the first possibility is excluded","it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tug of War was an Olympic event between 1900 and 1920
    • Event An affair in hand; business; enterprise. "Leave we him to his events ."
    • Event That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad. "The events of his early years.""To watch quietly the course of events .""There is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked."
    • Event The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates. "Dark doubts between the promise and event ."
    • v. t Event To break forth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tug of war was an Olympic event from 1900-1920
    • n event 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 event The consequence of anything; that in which an action, an operation, or a series of operations terminates; the issue; conclusion; end.
    • n event 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 event 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.
    • event To come out; break forth.
    • event To bring to pass; execute.
    • event To fan; cool.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first Olympic games only had one event - a foot race
    • n Event e-vent′ that which happens: the result: any incident or occurrence: an item in a programme or series of sports
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  • Apollo 13 Movie
    Apollo 13 Movie
    “You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.”
  • Salman Rushdie
    “One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.”
  • William D. Brown
    William D. Brown
    “Failure is an event, never a person.”
  • Anatole France
    “That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.”
  • Thomas Paine
    “The final event to himself has been, that as he rose like a rocket, he fell like the stick.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. eventus, fr. evenire, to happen, come out; e, out + venire, to come. See Come
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. eventusevenĭree, out, venīre, to come.


In literature:

On the day when Grenville spoke these words of peace, two events occurred which portended war.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
It is only known that the two events occurred between 1518 and 1534.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
They cost over two millions of dollars and in the stately proceedings accompanying this event, the Princess of Wales was able to participate.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
Event after event has prepared the way for it.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
At all events you must admit that she has not made use of her alibi to force her way into society.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The story of this event quickly reached Russia, and made its way with surprising rapidity through all the provinces.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
There seem to have been few great events in those early days of Greece in which Theseus did not take part.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
In the second year of the pestilence a strange and portentous event occurred.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Hudson ordered him to be carried on shore and buried, and named the place, in memory of the event, Colman's Point.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
At first, Jussuf could not get any sleep, for the events of wonder had so stirred up his soul.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various

In poetry:

After life's eventful mission,
In her truthfulness and worth,
Like a calm and gentle vision
She has passed away from earth.
"On The Death Of Mrs. Jessie Willis." by George Pope Morris
If some prophet had been sent
With Salvation's joyful news,
Who that heard the blest event
Could their warmest love refuse?
"A Christmas Hymn" by Hannah More
Tyrants have fallen by such as thou,
And Good hath followed--May it now!
(God lets bad instruments
Produce the best events.)
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
Tyrants have fallen by such as thou,
And good hath followed,--may it now!
(God lets bad instruments
Produce the best events.)
"An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
But on a bright eventful morn,
A swell of northern nation—
A lordling—brought his languid yawn
And eyeglass to the station.
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
You have brought down the firmament
And yet no heaven is more near;
You shape huge deeds without event,
And half-made men believe and fear.
"To Iron-Founders And Others" by Gordon Bottomley

In news:

Both events are designed for one thing: To keep students safe after highly celebrated events, the prom and graduation .
We have compiled a list of the events and Trick-or-Treat times and Halloween events in our area.
The following is a list of Halloween events and fall festivals the Georgetown Times has been notified about: The following events will take place on Wednesday.
Hamburg hosted a series of events for young and old Saturday as businesses and community groups held an all day Catch the Spirit holiday event.
The Harp 's Crossing event kicks off on Saturday, morning at 9:30 am and ends at 4:15 pm Doors will open one hour prior to the event.
Together, the events make up the just-released Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top 10 fall and summer events for 2013.
Email event information to healthevents@ bendbulletin.com or click on "Submit an Event" at www.bendbulletin.com.
This is the night the entire poker world has been waiting for since 6,865 players took their main event seats in July, all with hopes of earning the biggest title of them all: the WSOP main event world championship.
The event was originally started by former Sgt David Sass as an "outreach event for families in need during the holidays ," Lister said.
The Taste of Louisiana Festival is a unique family event that highlights Louisiana's traditions, food, music, and culture collectively in one event.
So long as the right precautions are taken, hot-weather workouts may give you a boost if you're training for an endurance event, such as a marathon, Tough Mudder or some other sort of weekend warrior-style event.
High temperatures caused the rink to close several days this week, but BOK Center special events coordinator Brian Smith said Winterfest is on schedule for the weekend's events.
Showings Monday and Thursday night of " Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular" have been canceled, special-events programmer NCM Fathom Events said Monday afternoon.
The Celebrate Freedom Family event has grown from a picnic setting to this huge, fun city wide family event 11 years later.
Kate and William attend a charity event to raise money for cancer research, Kate 's first official event as a royal fiancee.

In science:

The correspondence between the mental event and the associated physical event is this: the physical event reduces the prior physical ensemble of alternative possibilities to the subensemble compatible with the mental event.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Generic Fortran common blocks are presented for use by High Energy Physics event generators for the transfer of event configurations from parton level generators to showering and hadronization event generators.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
Also the XMAXUP(i) values must be available for these two IDPRUP types separately, so that |XMAXUP(i)| gives the relative mixing of event types, with event acceptance based on |XWGTUP|/|XMAXUP(i)|. +2 Events are weighted on input and the SHG is asked to produce events with weight +1 as output.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
The first process includes events with both positive and negative event weights such that two events out of three have weight +1 and the third –1.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
This approach helps us to define independence of events and differently from the situation in the classical theory of probability, if an event a is independent of an event b, then the event b can be dependent on the event a.
Representation theorem for obsevables on a quantum logic