annunciation(redirected from Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
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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.
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)
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]
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|Noun||1.||Annunciation - 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
|2.||Annunciation - (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ|
|3.||annunciation - 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