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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E*vent"
  1. That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad."The eventsof his early years." [Macaulay.]"To watch quietly the course of events." [Jowett (Thucyd. )]"There is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked." [Eccl. ix. 2.]
  2. An affair in hand; business; enterprise.(Obs)"Leave we him to his events." [Shak.]
  3. The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates."Dark doubts between the promise and event." [Young.]
    synonyms: Incident; occurrence; adventure; issue; result; termination; consequence; conclusion.

Usage: Event Occurrence Incident Circumstance. An event denotes that which arises from a preceding state of things. Hence we speak or watching the event; of tracing the progress of events. An occurrence has no reference to any antecedents, but simply marks that which meets us in our progress through life, as if by chance, or in the course of divine providence. The things which thus meet us, if important, are usually connected with antecedents; and hence event is the leading term. In the “Declaration of Independence” it is said, “When, in the cource of human events, it becomes necessary.” etc. Here, occurrences would be out of place. An incident is that which falls into a state of things to which is does not primarily belong; as, the incidents of a journey. The term is usually applied to things of secondary importance. A circumstance is one of the things surrounding us in our path of life. These may differ greatly in importance; but they are always outsiders, which operate upon us from without, exerting greater or less influence according to their intrinsic importance. A person giving an account of a campaign might dwell on the leading events which it produced; might mention some of its striking occurrences; might allude to some remarkable incidents which attended it; and might give the details of the favorable or adverse circumstances which marked its progress.

Etymology: L. eventus, fr. evenire to happen, come out; e out + venire to come. See Come

verb E*vent"
To break forth.

Etymology: F. éventer to fan, divulge, LL. eventare to fan, fr., L. e out + ventus wind

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Something that happens at a given place and time
  2. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon ("he acted very wise after the event")
  3. A phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory
  4. A special set of circumstances ("in that event, the first possibility is excluded")

From Middle French event, from Latin ēventus (“an event, occurrence”), from ēveniō (“to happen, to fall out, to come out”), from ē (“out of, from”), short form of ex + veniō (“come”); see venture, and compare advent, convent, invent, etc., convene, evene, etc.

From French éventer

  1. An occurrence; something that happens.
  2. An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases).
    In the , he turned out to have what I needed anyway.
  3. (physics) A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate.
  4. (computing) A possible action that the user can perform that is monitored by an application or the operating system (event listener). When an event occurs an event handler is called which performs a specific task.
  5. (probability theory) A set of some of the possible outcomes; a subset of the sample space.
    If is a random variable representing the toss of a six-sided die, then its sample space could be denoted as {1,2,3,4,5,6}. Examples of could be: , , and .
  6. (obsolete) An affair in hand; business; enterprise.
  7. (medicine) An episode of severe health conditions.

Fun Facts about the name Event

  • When was the first name Event first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Event is Wednesday, October 25th, 1893.
  • How unique is the name Event? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Event. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Event: Your name in reverse order is Tneve. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nevet. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Event born Jun 9, 1997

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 975. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.