Advent

noun Ad·vent \ ˈad-ˌvent , chiefly British -vənt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of Advent

1 :the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting
2 a :the coming of Christ at the Incarnation (see incarnation 1a(2))
3 not capitalized :a coming into being or use
  • the advent of spring
  • the advent of pasteurization
  • the advent of personal computers

Origin and Etymology of advent

Middle English, borrowed from Medieval Latin adventus, going back to Latin, "arrival, appearance," from adven-, variant stem of advenīre "to arrive" (from ad- ad- + venīre "to come," going back to Indo-European *gwem-i̯e-) + -tus, suffix of action nouns — more at 1come

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ADVENT Defined for Kids

advent

noun ad·vent \ ˈad-ˌvent \

Definition of advent for Students

:the arrival or coming of something
  • the advent of spring


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