发生的事情；（尤指）重要事情，大事a thing that happens, especially sth important
The election was the main event of 2008.
那次选举是 2008 年的重大事件。
In the light of later events the decision was proved right.
The decisions we take now may influence the course of events(= the way things happen) in the future.
Everyone was frightened by the strange sequence of events .
In the normal course of events(= if things had happened as expected) she would have gone with him.
公开活动；社交场合a planned public or social occasion
a fund-raising event
the social event of the year
（体育运动的）比赛项目one of the races or competitions in a sports programme
The 800 metres is the fourth event of the afternoon.