Advent meaning

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Advent is defined as the beginning or arrival of something.

An example of advent is the start of a new season.

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The coming or arrival of something or someone that is important or worthy of note.

The advent of the computer.

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A coming or arrival.
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(religion, Christianity, always capitalized) See Advent.
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(Christianity) The first or the expected second coming of Christ.
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Coming; coming to; approach; arrival.
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(Christianity) The period or season of the Christian church year between Advent Sunday and Christmas.
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The period including the four Sundays just before Christmas.
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In religion, the term advent is defined as the celebration of the coming of Christ.

An example of advent is the four week period of time leading up to Christmas, the birth of Christ.

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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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • See advent

    From Wiktionary