Definition of Annunciation

1. Noun. A festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland.

Exact synonyms: Annunciation Day, Lady Day, March 25
Generic synonyms: Quarter Day
Group relationships: Mar, March

2. Noun. (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ.
Category relationships: Christian Religion, Christianity
Generic synonyms: Announcement, Promulgation

3. Noun. A formal public statement. "A declaration of independence"
Exact synonyms: Announcement, Declaration, Proclamation
Generic synonyms: Statement
Specialized synonyms: Edict, Promulgation
Derivative terms: Announce, Declare, Proclaim

Definition of Annunciation

1. n. The act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the annunciation of peace.

Definition of Annunciation

1. Proper noun. (Christianity) The announcement by the archangel Gabriel to Mary that she will give birth to a son, namely Jesus. Celebrated on 25th March. ¹

2. Noun. The act of annunciating. ¹

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Definition of Annunciation

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Medical Definition of Annunciation

1. 1. The act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the annunciation of peace. 2. The announcement of the incarnation, made by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. The festival celebrated (March 25th) by the Church of England, of Rome, etc, in memory of the angel's announcement, on that day; Lady Day. Origin: L. Annuntiatio: cf. F. Annonciation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Annunciation

annulus lymphaticus cardiae
annulus ovalis
annulus tendineus communis
annulus tympanicus
annunciation (current term)
annus horribilis
annus mirabilis

Literary usage of Annunciation

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1. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus, Ralph Francis Kerr (1891)
"The foundation of the annunciation still exists. Previous to the seizure of Rome by the Italian Government, the Pope himself went every year on the 25th ..."

2. A Companion for the Festivals and Fasts of the Protestant Episcopal Church by John Henry Hobart, Robert Nelson (1851)
"A FESTIVAL, A. By the annunciation of the blessed Virgin u meant( the declaration Which the angel Gabriel made to the blessed Mary,' that she should be the ..."

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