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
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
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Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin eventus, from evenire to happen, from e- + venire to come — more at come
1sth that happens事件ADJECTIVE | VERB + EVENT | EVENT + VERB | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤big, 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 + EVENT➤witness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 + VERB➤happen, 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。PHRASES➤a 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
2planned social occasion有計劃的社會活動ADJECTIVE | VERB + EVENT | EVENT + VERBADJECTIVE➤big, 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 + EVENT➤hold, 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 + VERB➤take place活動進行event
3race/competition比賽ADJECTIVE | VERB + EVENT | EVENT + VERB | PREPOSITIONADJECTIVE➤big, 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 + EVENT➤enter, 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 + VERB➤take 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。PREPOSITION➤in 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。