e·vent / iˈvent/ • n. a thing that happens, esp. one of importance. ∎ a planned public or social occasion: events to raise money for charity. ∎ each of several particular contests making up a sports competition: a star sprinter in the 100- and 200-meter events. ∎ Physics a single occurrence of a process, e.g., the ionization of one atom.PHRASES: in any event (or at all events) whatever happens or may have happened: in any event, there was one promise the trickster did keep.