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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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It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
Now the advent of these outlandish strangers at such a critical instant as the lowering of the boats from the deck, this had not unreasonably awakened a sort of superstitious amazement in some of the ship's company; but Archy's fancied discovery having some time previous got abroad among them, though indeed not credited then, this had in some small measure prepared them for the event.
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.
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.
It was fifteen years since Silas Marner had first come to Raveloe; he was then simply a pallid young man, with prominent short-sighted brown eyes, whose appearance would have had nothing strange for people of average culture and experience, but for the villagers near whom he had come to settle it had mysterious peculiarities which corresponded with the exceptional nature of his occupation, and his advent from an unknown region called "North'ard".
Especially since the advent of the automobile, there is no nook or corner from which it may not be supremely necessary, now and then, to send a message.
The fact that it is difficult to aim anything but imprecations accurately by moonlight, that they were upset by the sudden and unexpected manner of my advent, and that I was a rather rapidly moving target saved me from the various deadly projectiles of the enemy and permitted me to reach the shadows of the surrounding peaks before an orderly pursuit could be organized.
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.
With regard to narrow passes, if you can occupy them first, let them be strongly garrisoned and await the advent of the enemy.
By the aid of these we then busied our souls in dreams - reading, writing, or conversing, until warned by the clock of the advent of the true Darkness.