HAPPENING › something that happens, especially something important or unusual: Local people have been shocked by recent events in the town.
RACE › 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