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Advent Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


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

Definitions from Wiktionary


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

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Advent Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Season of Advent, which begins on a Sunday about four weeks before Christmas Day, is celebrated by Catholic and Anglican Churches, as well as some others. It is a time for people to prepare themselves for two different things: for the coming of the baby Jesus and Christmas, and for the Second Coming of Jesus, when he shall rule over all the Earth in peace. Not all Christian people remember Advent. Some people use it as a time of fasting, study, meditation and prayer. Special Advent Calendars are made for children, with pictures or treats for each day of Advent.

Generally, Advent is a time when many people are very busy in preparation for Christmas Day, cleaning and decorating, buying food and gifts, writing cards and letters, and cooking the Christmas feast. Some churches use special candles during advent.



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Meaning of the Name 'Advent'


  • Meaning: Born during Advent
  • Origin: French
  • Gender: Male


'Advent' example sentence in quotations


* The saying Getting there is half the fun became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines. - Henry J. Tillman


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Advent Sample Sentences in News


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  • Advent Software to Release Third Quarter Results for 2014 on Monday, October 27, 2014
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