1 thing that happens, esp sth important; incident 事情; （尤指）大事, 事件
*one of the chief events of
* the chain (ie sequence) of events that led to the Prime Minister's resignation 导致首相辞职的一连串事件
* It was quite an event when a woman first became prime minister. 首次由女人任首相倒是件大事. =>Usage at occurrence 用法见occurrence.
2 any of the races, competitions, etc in a sports programme （体育运动的）比赛项目
*Which events have you entered for? 你参加了哪几项比赛?
* The 800m is the fourth event of the afternoon. 800米赛是下午的第四项比赛.
3 (idm 习语) at `all events/in `any event whatever happens; in any case 不管发生什么事; 在任何情况下; 无论如何
*In any event, the worst that she can do is say `no'. 不管怎样, 她大不了就是说个｀不＇字. be wise after the event => wise. in `either event whichever (of two things) happens （两件事情中）无论发生哪件事
*In either event, I'll be there to support you. 无论这样或那样, 我都支持你. a happy event => happy. in `that event if that happens 如果那种情况发生; 如果是那样的话
*You could be right, and in that event they'll have to pay you back. 可能是你对, 那样的话, 他们就得把钱还你. in the e`vent as it in fact happened; as it turned out 结果; 到头来
*I was worried about the hotel bill, but in the event I had enough money to pay. 我一直担心旅馆的费用, 结果我的钱足够. in the event of sth (fml 文) if sth happens 万一; 倘若
*in the event of an accident 万一发生事故
* In the event of his death Sheila will inherit the money. 一旦他故去, 希拉就会继承这笔钱. a/the turn of events => turn2.
1【interesting/exciting】2【social gathering】3【race/competition】4 in any/either event5 in the event6 in the event of something7 in the normal course of events
1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin:
eventus, from the past participle of evenire 'to happen'
something that happens, especially something important, interesting or unusual one of the most important events in the history of mankind Leaving home was a major event in his life. the events which led up to the prime minister's resignation Police are trying to reconstruct the sequence of events on the night of the murder. His resignation triggered a chain of events (=series of events which each cause the next one to happen) that led eventually to the downfall of the government. Nothing you could have done would have changed the course of events (=the way in which events happened) .【SOCIAL GATHERING】[C]
a performance, sports competition, party etc at which people gather together to watch or take part in something The conference was an important social event (=an event at which people can meet each other) . one of the major sporting events of the yearcharity/fund-raising etc event The school raises money by organizing fund-raising events.【RACE/COMPETITION】[C]
one of the races or competitions that are part of a large sports competition The next event will be the 100 metres. The 800 metres is not his best event.
→field event, three-day eventin any/either eventalsoat all events
used to say that something will definitely happen or be true in spite of anything else that may happen
= in any case I might see you tomorrow, but I'll phone in any event.in the event
used to emphasize what actually happened in a situation as opposed to what you thought might happen
= as it happened Extra police officers were brought in, although in the event the demonstration passed off peacefully.in the event of sthalsoin the event that sth happens
used to tell people what they should do if something happens He left a letter for me to read in the event of his death.in the normal course of events
if things happen in the normal way
= normally In the normal course of events, the money should be released within about three months.
1. But they suddenly became the parents of quintuplets, four girls and a boy, an event which radically changed their lives. 但是他们出人意料生了个五胞胎，4女1男。这事使他们的生活发生了根本的变化。
2. This event was engraved on her memory. 这件事在她的记忆中留下了深刻的印象。
3. The first day at school is a big event in a child´s life. 第一天上学在孩子的一生中是件大事。
4. The emancipation of the serfs is a great event in history. 解放农奴在历史上是一件大事。
5. The next time someone interprets something differently from you — say, a controversial political event — pause to reflect on the role of life experience and consider it a gift of perception. 下次如果有人对某件事与你有不同的看法，比如某个有争议的政治事件，停下来想想这其实是生活阅历使然，应把它看作一种感知能力的馈赠。
6. He exaggerated the importance of the event. 他夸大了事件的重要性。
7. School is an everyday event for most children. 对多数孩子来说，上学是每天都要做的事。
8. B.It's an unimportant event, one of those things that happens in life. You will reward yourself with a little gift after court. b.这件事微不足道，不过是生活中经常发生的事情之一。出庭后你将奖给自 己一件小小的礼物。
9. It is as if a single unimportant event set up a chain of reactions. 好像是一件无关紧要的小事引起了一连串的连锁反应。
10. If, however, you were holding an open air garden party or a fete it would be equally possible to insure yourself in the event of bad weather. 如果你要举办一次露天游园会或盛宴，为避免碰上不好的天气而遭受损失也同样可以保险，