Associations to the word «Advent»


ADVENT, noun. Coming; coming to; approach; arrival.
ADVENT, noun. (religion) (Christianity) (always capitalized) See Advent.
ADVENT, proper noun. (Christianity) The first or the expected second coming of Christ.
ADVENT, proper noun. (Christianity) The period or season of the Christian church year between Advent Sunday and Christmas.
ADVENT CALENDAR, noun. A calendar used to count down the days of Advent, having windows revealing a hidden picture or gift on each day.
ADVENT CALENDARS, noun. Plural of Advent calendar
ADVENT SUNDAY, proper noun. The fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, the start of Advent: 30   November (Saint Andrew's Day) or the nearest Sunday to it.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

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