coven (s) (noun)
, covens (pl)
1. A group or an assembly of female sorcerers, or those who had magical powers: There was a coven of 13 witches who were meeting together that night.
2. Sometimes an insulting word for an unpleasant or evil-looking old woman: There were those who considered Jim's neighbor to be a coven, a spiteful or overbearing old witch.
covenant (s) (noun)
, covenants (pl)
1. A mutual agreement between two or more persons to do, or refrain from doing certain acts; a compact, contract, bargain; sometimes the undertaking, pledge, or promise of one of the parties: If Doug donates a sum of money to a charity through a covenant each year, he can reclaim the tax on it which was paid on it at a prior time.
2. Applied to the engagement between a person and God: A covenant is a commitment which is entered into by believers at their baptism, or admission into the visible church.
, covenants; covenanted; covenanting
1. To promise something or enter into: Tony was covenanted or confirmed into the church during the confirmation ceremony.
2. To enter into a formal agreement or contract: Lynn covenanted or agreed formally to support the local charity each month by donating a certain amount of money to it.
covenanter (s) (noun)
, covenanters (pl)
A person who makes or enters into a formal contract: A covenanter
is an individual or party to an agreement or a contract.
The group got together and made a legal commitment, and therefore they all became covenanters
Pertaining to the ventral and dorsal aspects of an animal: The dorsoventral axis connects the posterior to the abdominal or stomach surface.
event (s) (noun)
, events (pl)
1. An occurrence, especially one that is particularly significant, interesting, exciting, or unusual: When the town finally had its 800th anniversary of existence , everybody wanted to take part in preparing the festivities for the memorable event
Events can also be significant milestones, consequences, or happenings in the present, past, or the future.
2. A thing that happens or might happen at a given place at a given time: In the event that Mrs. Smith is late, a substitute teacher will take her place in the classroom.
3. An organized occasion: An event can be a social function or sports competition.
4. Any of the races or other competitions that form part of a larger sports occasion: One of the biggest events for people all over the world are the Olympic Games.
, more eventful, most eventful
Momentous; relating to a period of time when lots of important things have taken place: The wedding ceremony was certainly an eventful occasion for June, who not only enjoyed the festivities, but also was delighted in meeting some old friends and some new relatives!
, more eventfully, most eventfully
Concerning how something can be exciting or full of activity or incidents: Jack thought that his mother lived less eventfully that his father because all she did was stay at home.
eventfulness (s) (noun)
, eventfulnesses (pl)
The condition of being full of incidents or activity: The summer months lacked in eventfulness for Tom's family who couldn't go on vacation because of extravagant costs and because both of his parents were unemployed.
1. Relating to something that might happen in the course of time or events; ultimate: During their daring hike in the mountains, Max and Gary had a bad accident and hoped for eventual rescue.
2. Depending on circumstances or unknown future events: The couple's holiday plans were only possible subject to eventual weather conditions.
eventuality (s) (noun)
, eventualities (pl)
A possible occurrence or result, especially something undesirable or unexpected; contingency: When Kitty was packing her backpack, she planned for any eventuality that might arise on her hiking trip, like bandaids!
eventually (adverb) (not comparable)
1. Referring to when something occurs after a long time, especially after many problems or setbacks: In the adventure story, the passengers were eventually rescued from the sinking ship.
2. Relating to when something occurs at the end of a process: Eventually, at some point of time, Ivy will be old enough to leave home and become an independent grown-up and be able to lead her own life.
, eventuates; eventuated;: eventuating
1. To happen as a final result: Jack's poor achievement in school will eventuate in failing that year if he doesn't start paying more attention in his classes and doing his homework regularly.
2. To be the issue; to result, come about; emerge: If something eventuates while Nigel is waiting for his flight, then certainly a public announcement will be made.
eventuation (s) (noun)
, eventuations (pl)
The outcome; the act of happening as a result: The eventuation of the snowstorm the evening before produced very high snowbanks, and the roads were hidden by very thick white blankets of snow.
In cardiology, relating to or affecting only the ventricle and not the atria: In one of his courses in medicine, Martin learned that idioventricular aspects of a person's body pertained exclusively to the cardiac ventricles.