An example of advent is the start of a new season.
The advent of the computer.
An example of advent is the four week period of time leading up to Christmas, the birth of Christ.
Origin of advent
- Middle English the Advent season from Old French from Latin adventus arrival from past participle of advenīre to come to ad- ad- venīre to come gwā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin adventus (“coming to”), perfect passive participle form of verb advenīre (“come to”).
- See advent