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ad·vent

 (ăd′vĕnt′)
n.
1. The coming or arrival of something or someone that is important or worthy of note: the advent of the computer.
2. Advent Christianity
a. The liturgical period preceding Christmas, beginning in Western churches on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and in Eastern churches in mid-November, and observed by many Christians as a season of prayer, fasting, and penitence.
b. The coming of Jesus at the Incarnation.

[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; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

advent

(ˈædvɛnt; -vənt)
n
an arrival or coming, esp one which is awaited
[C12: from Latin adventus, from advenīre, from ad- to + venīre to come]

Advent

(ˈædvɛnt; -vənt)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas or (in Eastern Orthodox churches) the forty days preceding Christmas

ad•vent

(ˈæd vɛnt)

n.
1. an arrival; a start or commencement: the advent of the holiday season.
2.
a. (usu. cap.) the coming of Christ into the world.
b. (cap.) the penitential period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, commemorating this.
3. (usu. cap.) Second Coming.
[1125–75; Middle English < Latin adventus arrival, approach =adven(īre) to arrive, reach (ad- ad- + venīre to come) + -tus suffix of v. action]

Advent

A period of time before Christmas, marking preparation for the coming of Christ.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.advent - arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)advent - arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous); "the advent of the computer"
arrival, reaching - accomplishment of an objective
2.advent - the season including the four Sundays preceding ChristmasAdvent - the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas
church calendar, ecclesiastical calendar - a calendar of the Christian year indicating the dates of fasts and festivals
season - a recurrent time marked by major holidays; "it was the Christmas season"
Advent Sunday - the first of the four Sundays during Advent
3.advent - (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last JudgmentAdvent - (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches

advent

noun coming, approach, appearance, arrival, entrance, onset, occurrence, visitation The advent of war led to austerity.

advent

noun
The act of arriving:
Translations
حُلُول، وُرُود، قُدُومقُدُوم
nástuppříchod
kommeAdventankomstfremkomst
adventtisaapua
pojava
eljövetel
koma
出現
출현
atėjimasatvykimas
atnākšanaierašanās
adventankomst
การปรากฏตัวของคนหรือสิ่งสำคัญ
sự ra đời

advent

[ˈædvənt]
A. N
1. (= arrival) → advenimiento m
2. (Rel) AdventAdviento m
B. CPD Advent calendar Ncalendario m de Adviento
Advent Sunday Ndomingo m de Adviento

Advent

[ˈædɛnt] nl'avent m

advent

[ˈædvɛnt] n [product, technique, phenomenon] → arrivée f; [person] → avènement m, arrivée f
the advent of sb/sth (= arrival) → l'arrivée de qn/qch
before the advent of digital TV → avant l'arrivée de la télévision numériqueAdvent calendar ncalendrier m de l'avent

advent

n
(of age, era)Beginn m, → Anbruch m; (of jet plane etc)Aufkommen nt
(Eccl) AdventAdvent m

Advent

[ˈædvənt] n (Rel) → Avvento

advent

[ˈædvənt] n (frm) (arrival) → avvento

advent

(ˈӕdvent) noun
coming or arrival. the advent of space travel.

advent

قُدُوم nástup komme Aufkommen ερχομός advenimiento adventti avènement pojava avvento 出現 출현 advent ankomst nadejście aparecimento, chegada появление ankomst การปรากฏตัวของคนหรือสิ่งสำคัญ ortaya çıkış sự ra đời 出现
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But by this means they could not only enjoy the slow advent of their pleasure; they had also ample leisure to talk of Silas Marner's strange history, and arrive by due degrees at the conclusion that he had brought a blessing on himself by acting like a father to a lone motherless child.
On leaving the terminus, I had the satisfaction of seeing the lawyer's clerk in close confabulation with the detective officer whose advent I had prophesied.
With regard to narrow passes, if you can occupy them first, let them be strongly garrisoned and await the advent of the enemy.
Lady Anselman's party was suddenly increased by the advent of some acquaintances from an adjoining table, all of whom desired to be presented to Madame Selarne.
He found that he had a natural aptitude for the more muscular domestic duties, and his energy in this direction enchanted Nutty, who before his advent had had a monopoly of these tasks.
He arrived at the haunted house in disguise on the Wednesday before the advent of the twins--after writing his Aunt Pratt that he would not arrive until two days after--and laying in hiding there with his mother until toward daylight Friday morning, when he went to his uncle's house and entered by the back way with his own key, and slipped up to his room where he could have the use of the mirror and toilet articles.
The advent of Rebecca had somehow infused a new spirit into these hitherto terrible afternoons.
he soliloquised in an undertone of peevish displeasure, while relieving me of my horse: looking, meantime, in my face so sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner, and his pious ejaculation had no reference to my unexpected advent.
Had they left their comrade and pushed on forthwith, there was nothing at that time between them and London but batteries of twelve-pounder guns, and they would certainly have reached the capital in advance of the tidings of their approach; as sudden, dreadful, and destructive their advent would have been as the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon a century ago.
There appears to be a tendency to extinction among all the savage nations; and this tendency would seem to have been in operation among the aboriginals of this country long before the advent of the white men, if we may judge from the traces and traditions of ancient populousness in regions which were silent and deserted at the time of the discovery; and from the mysterious and perplexing vestiges of unknown races, predecessors of those found in actual possession, and who must long since have become gradually extinguished or been destroyed.
The comings and goings of David are unnoticed by perambulators, which lie in wait for the advent of Porthos.
With the advent of the Bos--they call the thing a thag within Pellucidar--two spears were tossed into the arena at the feet of the prisoners.