Definitions for: Advent


[n] arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous); "the advent of the computer"
[n] (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
[n] the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas



Webster (1913) Definition: Ad`vent, n. [L. adventus, fr. advenire, adventum: cf.
F. avent. See Advene.]
1. (Eccl.) The period including the four Sundays before
Christmas.

Advent Sunday (Eccl.), the first Sunday in the season of
Advent, being always the nearest Sunday to the feast of
St. Andrew (Now. 30). --Shipley.

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.

Synonyms: coming, Second Advent, Second Coming

See Also: Advent Sunday, arrival, church calendar, ecclesiastical calendar, manifestation, reaching, season

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