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e·vent

event

 
 
pronunciation:
ih vent
phrases:
in any event
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything that happens. An event is usually a special or important happening.
Scoring the winning goal was the greatest event of my life.
synonyms:
affair, happening, incident, occasion, occurrence
similar words:
activity, business, episode, experience, instance, phenomenon, thing
definition 2: one contest in a series of sports contests.
The athlete ran in three events at the track meet.
synonyms:
contest, feat, game
similar words:
competition, race, test, trial
phrase: in any event
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The word event contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
veni, vent, ven, -vene Latin root that means to come