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a. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence. See Synonyms at occurrence.
b. A social gathering or activity: The fundraising event was held in the ballroom.
2. Sports A contest in a sports competition, such as a meet: swimming events.
3. Physics A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in spacetime, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
4. Archaic A final result; an outcome.
at all events
In any case.
in any event
In any case: In any event, the audience seemed pleased with your performance.
in the event
If it should happen; in case: In the event of an emergency, call 911.

[Latin ēventus, from past participle of ēvenīre, to happen : ē-, ex-, ex- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

e·vent′less adj.


without any event or incident worth noting
References in classic literature ?
He had all the sensations of a man who is awakened from a dream of Paradise to face the dull tortures of a dreary and eventless life.
As mentioned above, in The Fine Day, the close-up is embedded in a form of laconic editing of an eventless story without strong narrative causality.
A letter slipped under the door for an ageing Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah), Angie's good friend, jumpstarts their eventless existence.
If Christmas Number One has been hijacked by The X Factor, Christmas night has seemingly been annexed by Downton Abbey, imposing an eventless two-hour behemoth on to our screens for a second year running.