Advent

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'Advent', 'advent': /ˈædvɛnt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈædvɛnt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(advent)


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Advent /ˈædvɛnt -vənt/ n
  1. the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas or (in Eastern Orthodox churches) the forty days preceding Christmas
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•vent /ˈædvɛnt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. an arrival;
    appearance;
    commencement:[countable]the advent of the holiday season.
  2. [proper noun;  usually: Advent]
    • the coming of Christ into the world.
    • Religionthe period beginning four Sundays before Christmas commemorating the Advent of Christ.
See -ven-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•vent  (advent),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a coming into place, view, or being;
    arrival:the advent of the holiday season.
  2. (usually cap.) the coming of Christ into the world.
  3. (cap.) the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the coming of Christ into the world.
  4. (usually cap.) See  Second Coming. 
  • Latin adventus arrival, approach, equivalent. to ad- ad- + ven- (stem of venīre to come) + -tus suffix of verbal action
  • Middle English 1125–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged onset, beginning, commencement, start.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
advent /ˈædvɛnt -vənt/ n
  1. an arrival or coming, esp one which is awaited
Etymology: 12th Century: from Latin adventus, from advenīre, from ad- to + venīre to come
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