Definition of Advent

1. Noun. Arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous). "The advent of the computer"

Exact synonyms: Coming
Generic synonyms: Arrival, Reaching
Derivative terms: Come

2. Noun. The season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas.
Group relationships: Church Calendar, Ecclesiastical Calendar
Generic synonyms: Season
Terms within: Advent Sunday

3. Noun. (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment.
Exact synonyms: Parousia, Second Advent, Second Coming, Second Coming Of Christ
Category relationships: Christian Theology
Generic synonyms: Manifestation

Definition of Advent

1. n. The period including the four Sundays before Christmas.

Definition of Advent

1. Proper noun. (religion Christianity) The first or the expected second coming of Christ. ¹

2. Proper noun. (religion Christianity) The period or season of the Christian church year between Advent Sunday and Christmas. ¹

3. Noun. Coming; coming to; approach; arrival. ¹

4. Noun. (religion Christianity always capitalized) See Advent. ¹

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Definition of Advent

1. arrival [n -S] - See also: arrival

Medical Definition of Advent

1. 1. The period including the four Sundays before Christmas. Advent Sunday, the first Sunday in the season of Advent, being always the nearest Sunday to the feast of St. Andrew (Now. 30). 2. The first or the expected second coming of Christ. 3. Coming; any important arrival; approach. "Death's dreadful advent." (Young) "Expecting still his advent home." (Tennyson) Origin: L. Adventus, fr. Advenire, adventum: cf. F. Avent. See Advene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Advent

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advection fogs
advent (current term)
adventitial cell
adventitial neuritis
adventitious albuminuria
adventitious bursa
adventitious cyst
adventitious root

Literary usage of Advent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Holy-days and Holidays: A Treasury of Historical Material, Sermons in Full by Edward Mark Deems (1906)
"Frances Ridley Haver- gal, 374 advent 381 advent, The Second,—> Sir John William Daw- son, ... 395 advent, Welcoming the,. 395 Christ to Judge the World, ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"advent: The first season of the church year. The celebration of advent in the Western Church was instituted toward the close of the fifth century, in Gaul, ..."

3. Sermons Preached at Trinity Chapel, Brighton by Frederick William Robertson (1869)
"And these are the three advents: — The first in the flesh, which is past; tho sL-cond in the spirit; the third, His judgment advent. Thu first occupies our ..."

4. Christianity in the Apostolic Age by George Tybout Purves (1900)
"The doctrine chiefly explained is that of the second advent and the judgment. In I. Thessalonians the advent is presented as the time of reward to believers ..."

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