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ANNUNCIATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Annunciation mean? 

ANNUNCIATION (noun)
  The noun ANNUNCIATION has 3 senses:

1. a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
2. (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
3. a formal public statement

  Familiarity information: ANNUNCIATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANNUNCIATION (noun)


Sense 1Annunciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Annunciation; Annunciation Day; Lady Day; March 25

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

quarter day (a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due)

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

Mar; March (the month following February and preceding April)


Sense 2Annunciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Instance hypernyms:

announcement; promulgation (a public statement about something that is happening or going to happen)

Domain category:

Christian religion; Christianity (a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior)


Sense 3annunciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal public statement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

announcement; proclamation; annunciation; declaration

Context examples:

the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war / a declaration of independence

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

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "annunciation"):

edict (a formal or authoritative proclamation)

promulgation (the official announcement of a new law or ordinance whereby the law or ordinance is put into effect)


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