- 1The arrival of a notable person or thing: the advent of televisionMore example sentences
- I set the record for least amount of press conferences than any president since the advent of television.
- The advent of relatively cheap satellite television and the internet may one day put an end to these lunatics.
- The advent of computing should lead to a cull of white collar workers.
- 2 (Advent) The first season of the Church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays.More example sentences
- As we write this, the church is preparing for the Advent and Christmas seasons.
- The text is a wonderful reflection on all that has happened during the season of Advent and Christmas Eve and Day.
- Christians celebrate Advent on the four Sundays leading up to Christmas.
- 2.1 (Advent) Christian Theology The coming or second coming of Christ.More example sentences
- Among them, that continent is Rome re-born and one of the necessary conditions for the Advent of Christ.
- Angels from heaven informed the shepherds of the advent of Jesus.
- Before the advent of Jesus Christ there was nothing like Christianity.
Old English, from Latin adventus 'arrival', from advenire, from ad- 'to' + venire 'come'.