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IELTS BNC: 473 COCA: 525

event

event ˈvɛnt/ noun
plural events
event
ˈvɛnt/
noun
plural events
Learner's definition of EVENT
[count]
: something (especially something important or notable) that happens事件(尤指要事或大事)
see also current events
: a planned occasion or activity (such as a social gathering)社交场合;既定活动
see also media event, nonevent
: any one of the contests in a sports program(体育运动的)比赛项目

at all events

or in any event
used to say that what is being said is true no matter what other things may or may not happen or be true不管怎样;无论如何

in the event

chiefly British
: when something that was planned or thought about actually happened结果;到头来

in the event of

: if (something) happens万一;倘若;如果…发生

in the event (that)

: if it happens that (something occurs) : if万一;倘若;如果…发生

overtaken by events

see overtake
IELTS BNC: 473 COCA: 525
1
a
: something that happens : occurrence
b
: a noteworthy happening
c
: a social occasion or activity
d
: an adverse or damaging medical occurrence
a heart attack or other cardiac event
2
: any of the contests in a program of sports
3
a
: a postulated outcome, condition, or eventuality
in the event that I am not there, call the house
b
: the final outcome or determination of a legal action
c
archaic : outcome
4
: the fundamental entity of observed physical reality represented by a point designated by three coordinates of place and one of time in the space-time continuum postulated by the theory of relativity
5
: a subset of the possible outcomes of an experiment
eventless adjective
Phrases
at all events
: in any case
in any event
: in any case
in the event
chiefly British
: as it turns out
Choose the Right Synonym for event

occurrence, event, incident, episode, circumstance mean something that happens or takes place.

occurrence may apply to a happening without intent, volition, or plan.

an encounter that was a chance occurrence

event usually implies an occurrence of some importance and frequently one having antecedent cause.

the events following the assassination

incident suggests an occurrence of brief duration or secondary importance.

a minor wartime incident

episode stresses the distinctiveness or apartness of an incident.

a brief romantic episode in a life devoted to work

circumstance implies a specific detail attending an action or event as part of its setting or background.

couldn't recall the exact circumstances

Example Sentences

The article recounted the events of the past year. the last major event of the summer He had no memory of the events that happened afterwards. The accident was caused by an unusual sequence of events. She likes to arrive at social events early. It's the only event on the golf tour that she hasn't yet won. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Her stern expression from this event would later become a meme. Maria Mercedes Lara, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2022 Film of the event was then flown by the Royal Air Force to Canada so it could be broadcast there on the same day and U.S. networks made similar efforts. James Hookway, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 The satiric rock duo will donate proceeds from the event to Rock the Vote, the nonpartisan non-profit dedicated to building the ranks of young voters in United States. Gary Graff, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2022 Although totals weren’t yet finalized by Monday, festival organizers expect to make over $275,000 from the event – which is a favorite among residents every year, said Paulette Greenberg, festival co-chair for the last 20 years. Elizabeth Owens-schiele, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2022 Live coverage of the event depicted what looked more like a concert than a burger joint opening. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 6 Sep. 2022 Naturally, her simple yet sophisticated hair reflected the elegance of the event. Chelsea Avila, Allure, 6 Sep. 2022 Before of the event, Republicans hit Biden on inflation, gas prices, crime and the administration's college loan forgiveness plan. Bill Glauber, Journal Sentinel, 5 Sep. 2022 Indian weddings in Thailand can last up to a week and include everything from event planning to catering, decoration and transportation. CNN, 1 Sep. 2022 See More

Word History

Etymology

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin eventus, from evenire to happen, from e- + venire to come — more at come

First Known Use

1539, in the meaning defined at sense 3c

Time Traveler
The first known use of event was in 1539
IELTS BNC: 473 COCA: 525
event

noun¹

1sth that happens事件ADJECTIVE | VERB + EVENT | EVENT + VERB | PHRASES ADJECTIVEbig, great, important, major, significant大事件;重大事件;重要事件;有意義的事件historic, key, landmark, life-changing, momentous, pivotal, seminal, watershed (especially NAmE) 歷史性的/重要的/標誌性的/改變命運的/有深遠影響的/核心的/開創性的/具有轉折意義的事件Tonight's show looks back at the key events of the year.今晚的節目將回顧本年度的重大事件。dramatic, remarkable引人注目的事件main主要事件happy高興的事cataclysmic, catastrophic, sad, stressful, tragic, traumatic自然災難;災變性事件;令人傷心的事;造成很大壓力的事;悲劇;令人痛苦的事rare罕有的事Outside big cities, murder is a rare event.大城市以外地區很少發生兇殺案。current, recent時事;近期發生的事in-depth articles related to current events對時事進行深入分析的文章recent events in Saudi Arabia沙特阿拉伯近期發生的事件future未來事件our inability to forecast future events我們無力預言未來的事件subsequent隨後發生的事件Subsequent events proved him wrong.隨後發生的事證明他錯了。historical, political歷史事件;政治事件VERB + EVENTwitness目擊事件When the ship finally reached land, only a few of the crew were left to witness the event.船最終靠岸時,只有幾個船員能留下來目睹此事。record記錄事件We had a huge party, and hired a photographer to record the event.我們舉辦了大型晚會並請了攝影師錄製。describe, recount, relate描述事件;講述事件Carter related the events of the past hour to him.卡特對他講述了過去一小時發生的事。recall, remember回憶事件;想起事件She tried to recall the events of the previous night.她努力回憶前一晚發生的事。celebrate, commemorate, mark慶祝⋯事件;紀念⋯事件Today is the hospital's fiftieth anniversary, and there will be a party to mark the event.今天是醫院建院 50 週年,將舉行晚會來慶祝。EVENT + VERBhappen, occur, take place, unfold事情發生;事件展開TV viewers watched in horror as events unfolded.事件漸漸展開,電視觀眾看得心驚肉跳。lead to sth事件導致⋯These events quickly led to confusion.這些事件很快造成混亂。lead up to sth事件導致⋯The police are trying to establish a picture of events leading up to the killing.警方試圖確定導致該起兇殺案的種種前因。PHRASESa chain of events, a sequence of events, a series of events一系列事件the course of events事件的發展過程Would it have been possible to change the course of events?原本有可能改變事情的發展嗎 ?in any event無論如何I think the economy will recover in any event.我認為經濟無論如何都會復蘇的。in the event結果In the event though, the dinner was a very entertaining affair.但是結果證明,晚餐還是非常令人愉快的。in the event of sth, in the event that...在⋯情況下;如果發生⋯In the unlikely event of a crash, please remain calm.萬一發生碰撞,請保持冷靜。
event

noun²

2planned social occasion有計劃的社會活動ADJECTIVE | VERB + EVENT | EVENT + VERB ADJECTIVEbig, important, landmark, main, major, special大型的/重要的/里程碑式的/主要的/重大的/特殊的活動Their 1981 production was a landmark event.他們 1981 年的產品具有里程碑式的意義。popular群眾活動prestigious著名的活動The Birmingham meeting is one of the most prestigious events in the racing calendar.在這項競賽的年度日程表上,伯明翰站的比賽是最負聲譽的比賽之一。inaugural就職儀式international, national國際/全國性活動a new international art event一項新的國際藝術活動annual, regular一年一度的活動;定期活動charity慈善活動They host frequent charity events in their home.他們經常在家中舉辦各種慈善活動。gala歡慶活動a special opening-night gala event首演之夜特別的歡慶活動forthcoming, upcoming (especially NAmE) 即將進行的活動Forthcoming events are listed on the back page of the local newspaper.活動安排刊登在當地報紙的末版。fund-raising, musical, social, sporting籌款活動;音樂盛事;社交活動;體育賽事black-tie, formal要求正裝出席的/正式的活動a black-tie event at the Waldorf Astoria在沃爾多夫阿斯托里亞酒店舉行的要求正裝出席的活動VERB + EVENThold, organize, stage舉辦/組織/舉行活動The event will be held in the grounds of the house.這次活動將在這棟房子的庭院裏舉行。host舉辦活動We hosted a charitable event for a local organization.我們為一個當地組織舉辦了慈善活動。plan, schedule活動計劃/安排Forty such events are scheduled this year.今年安排了 40 項這樣的活動。publicize公佈活動attend, support參加/支持活動I would like to thank everyone who attended our charity evening for supporting the event.我要感謝各位為支持慈善事業而前來參加這個晚會。sponsor贊助活動They sponsored various community events.他們贊助了社區的多種活動。boycott抵制活動Several leading players boycotted the event in protest.幾名一流選手抵制這次賽事以示抗議。EVENT + VERBtake place活動進行
event

noun³

3race/competition比賽ADJECTIVE | VERB + EVENT | EVENT + VERB | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEbig, main大型競賽;重要賽事This race will be the main event of the afternoon.這項賽跑將會是下午的主要比賽項目。international, national國際/全國賽事Local winners compete in a national event in September.各地獲勝選手將參加 9 月份的全國比賽。individual, team個人/團體比賽項目men's, women's男子/女子比賽項目field, track田賽;徑賽distance, long-distance, middle-distance, sprint長跑賽;中長跑比賽;短跑賽backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle (all in swimming全都指泳姿) 仰泳/蛙泳/自由泳比賽Olympic奧林匹克賽事one-day, two-day, etc.為期一天/兩天等的比賽VERB + EVENTenter, enter for, take part in報名參賽;參加比賽A record number of teams have entered the event.報名參賽的隊空前地多。win贏得比賽host主辦比賽The Association hosted a special three-day sailing event.該協會舉辦了一場為期三天的別開生面的帆船比賽。 EVENT + VERBtake place比賽進行The team events will take place later this week.本週晚些時候將進行團體項目比賽。PREPOSITIONin an/the event在比賽中African runners swept the medals in the distance events.在中長跑項目比賽中,非洲選手囊括了所有的獎牌。
IELTS BNC: 473 COCA: 525
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event
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事件

0_0: Translations of event
  • # n.
    大事: event
    結果: bottom line, consequence, consequent, educt, effect, event
    事變: emergency, event, the course of events, incident
    事件: case, event, happening, incident

0_0: Definitions of event
  • # noun.
    - a thing that happens, especially one of importance.
    * one of the main political events of the late 20th century

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