Definition of advent in English:


Line breaks: ad¦vent
Pronunciation: /ˈadv(ə)nt
, -vɛnt/


[in singular]
  • 2 (Advent) The first season of the Church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays.
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    • 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.
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    • 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'.

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