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an·nun·ci·a·tion

 (ə-nŭn′sē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act of announcing.
2. An announcement; a proclamation.
3. Annunciation Christianity The angel Gabriel's announcement to the Virgin Mary of the Incarnation, observed as a feast on March 25.

Annunciation

(əˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. (Bible) the Annunciation New Testament the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26–38)
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: Annunciation Day the festival commemorating this, held on March 25 (Lady Day)

an•nun•ci•a•tion

(əˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. (often cap.) the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of her conception of Christ.
2. (cap.) Also called Lady Day. the church festival on March 25 in memory of this announcement.
3. an act or instance of announcing; proclamation.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.annunciation - a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin MaryAnnunciation - a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
Mar, March - the month following February and preceding April
2.annunciation - (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of ChristAnnunciation - (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
3.annunciation - a formal public statementannunciation - a formal public statement; "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
edict - a formal or authoritative proclamation
promulgation - the official announcement of a new law or ordinance whereby the law or ordinance is put into effect

annunciation

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Translations

Annunciation

[əˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən] NAnunciación f

Annunciation

[əˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən] nAnnonciation f

Annunciation

n (Bibl) → Mariä Verkündigung f; the feast of the Annunciationdas Fest Maria or Mariä Verkündigung

Annunciation

[əˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃn] n the Annunciationl'Annunciazione f
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