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Definition of Event


  1. That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad.
  2. An affair in hand; business; enterprise.
  3. The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates.
  4. To break forth.

Event Quotations

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. - Thomas Merton
Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
Thomas Merton

Everything is not black-and-white. I'm really interested in the gray area - not justifying it, not glorifying it, not condoning it, but at least having people see there's a genesis for every event in our lives. There's some divine order to it, whether it's ugly or beautiful.
Isaiah Washington

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
Richard M. Nixon

'Easter' is a movable event, calculated by the relative positions of sun and moon, an impossible way of fixing year by year the anniversary of a historical event, but a very natural and indeed inevitable way of calculating a solar festival. These changing dates do not point to the history of a man, but to the hero of a solar myth.
Annie Besant

Our lives are structured by our memories of events. Event X happened just before the big Paris vacation. I was doing Y in the first summer after I learned to drive. Z happened the weekend after I landed my first job. We remember events by positioning them in time relative to other events.
Joshua Foer
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Event Translations

event in Afrikaans is insident, voorval, gebeurtenis, geleentheid
event in Danish is tildragelse
event in Dutch is belangrijke gebeurtenis, evenement
event in German is Ereignis, Ereignis, Vorfall, Veranstaltung
event in Italian is manifestazione
event in Portuguese is evento
event in Spanish is acontecimiento, ocurrencia, acaecimiento, suceso