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advent

noun

1 advent

Arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous):
— The advent of the computer.

synonym: coming.

Roget 151: eventuality, event, occurrence, incident, affair, matter, thing, episode, happening, proceeding, contingency, juncture, experience, fact; ... show more

Roget 286: approach, approximation, appropinquation; access; appulse; afflux, affluxion; advent etc. (approach of time) 121; pursuit etc. 622.    ... show more

Roget 292: arrival, advent; landing; debarkation, disembarkation; reception, welcome, vin d'honneur [Fr.].    home, goal, goalpost; landing place, landing stage; bunder; ... show more



2 Advent

The season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas.

Dutch: advent
Polish: adwent

3 Advent

Christian theology The reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment.

synonyms: Parousia, Second Advent, Second Coming, Second Coming of Christ.

Polish: paruzja


Roget 998: rite; ceremony, ritual, liturgy, ceremonial; ordinance, observance, function, duty; form, formulary; solemnity, sacrament; incantation ... show more

Moby thesaurus: access, accession, accomplishment, achievement, advance, afflux, affluxion, appearance, approach, approach of time, approaching, appropinquation, approximation, appulse, arrival, attainment, coming, coming near, coming toward, flowing toward ... show more.

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