event · noun C /ɪˈvent/Full view
Nouns: event
Adjectives: eventful, uneventful, eventual
Adverbs: eventfully, eventually
B1 something that happens, especially something important or unusual
Dictionary examples:

Local people have been shocked by recent events in town.

The police are trying to determine the series of events that led up to the murder.

Learner example:

I like this book because I like the description of historical events. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Italian)

event (RACE)
B1 a race, party, competition, etc. that has been organized for a particular time
Dictionary examples:

Over two thousand people took part in the event.

They stage big sports events here.

They organize a lot of social events.

Learner example:

When there are parties or important social events, I usually choose a dress to wear. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Portuguese)

in the event of sth
C1 if something happens
Dictionary example:

An airbag could save your life in the event of an accident.

Learner example:

In the event of bad weather, it would be wise to plan an alternative to the boat trip, for example a visit of Buckingham Palace or the Houses of Parliament. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; German)

in any event
C1 whatever happens
Dictionary example:

I'm not sure if I'm coming on Friday, but in any event, I'll see you next week.

Learner example:

In any event, it is incumbent upon all of us to carefully plan our travel matters, so as to take advantage of their several benefits. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Greek)

turn of events
C2 the way in which a situation develops, especially a sudden or unexpected change
Dictionary example:

We were all shocked by this tragic turn of events.

Learner example:

She was not prepared for such an unexpected turn of events! (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Greek)

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