Second Coming

noun

in Christian theology
: the time when Jesus Christ will return to judge humanity at the end of the world : parousia

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Second Coming was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near Second Coming

Cite this Entry

“Second Coming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Second%20Coming. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY