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ADVENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Advent mean? 

ADVENT (noun)
  The noun ADVENT has 3 senses:

1. arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
2. the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas
3. (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment

  Familiarity information: ADVENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADVENT (noun)


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Meaning:

Arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

advent; coming

Context example:

the advent of the computer

Hypernyms ("advent" is a kind of...):

arrival; reaching (accomplishment of an objective)


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Meaning:

The season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("Advent" is a kind of...):

season (a recurrent time marked by major holidays)

Meronyms (parts of "Advent"):

Advent Sunday (the first of the four Sundays during Advent)

Holonyms ("Advent" is a part of...):

church calendar; ecclesiastical calendar (a calendar of the Christian year indicating the dates of fasts and festivals)


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Meaning:

(Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

Parousia; Second Advent; Second Coming; Second Coming of Christ; Advent

Instance hypernyms:

manifestation (a clear appearance)

Domain category:

Christian theology (the teachings of Christian churches)


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