Meaning of “event” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ɪˈvent/

B1 something that happens, especially something important or unusual:

Local people have been shocked by recent events in the town.

B1 a race, party, competition, etc that has been organized for a particular time:

a social/sporting event
in the event UK

used to emphasize what did happen when it was not what you had expected:

In the event, we didn't need the extra money.
in the event of sth formal

if something happens:

An airbag could save your life in the event of an accident.
in any event

whatever happens:

I'm not sure if I'm coming on Friday, but in any event, I'll see you next week.
→ See also non-event

(Definition of “event” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)