Origin of advent
Definition for advent (2 of 2)
Origin of Second Coming
Examples from the Web for advent
Like Lent, the season of Advent was a period of reflection and fasting, and items such as dairy and sugar were forbidden.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would venture to say that Advent is something America needs right now, religious or not.
They told me that Advent was all about waiting and hoping – that they were indeed a community of waiting and hoping.
Then came the horrors of World War I, with the advent of tanks and airplanes and poison gas.
The writer A. Lezhnev said, “I view the incident with Shostakovich as the advent of the same ‘order’ that burns books in Germany.”
The advent of technological application in the farming sector was a cause of both optimism and disquiet.Frying Pan Farm|Elizabeth Brown Pryor
When this third hour had been bellowed away, and the bell had rung unheard the advent of a fourth—presto—in came Mons.
That advent, according to the Jewish ideas of the time, seemed at first blush a failure.The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity|Arthur Lillie
People imagined that with that year the millennium would arrive and the Second Advent take place.English Villages|P. H. Ditchfield
He then relates a legend of the advent of the fish-man or fish-god, Oannes, from the waters of the Persian Gulf.Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria|Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for advent (1 of 3)
Word Origin for advent
British Dictionary definitions for advent (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for advent (3 of 3)
less commonly Second Advent
Word Origin and History for advent
"important arrival," 1742, an extended sense of Advent "season before Christmas" (Old English), from Latin adventus "a coming, approach, arrival," in Church Latin "the coming of the Savior," from past participle stem of advenire "arrive, come to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come" (see venue). In English, also sometimes extended to the Pentecost.
Culture definitions for advent (1 of 2)
The coming of Jesus, either in the Incarnation of biblical times or in the Second Coming at the end of the world. Also, a time observed in many Christian churches in December to prepare for Christmas.
Culture definitions for advent (2 of 2)
The return of Jesus, prophesied in the New Testament, to judge the living and the dead and bring about the final triumph of good over evil. The writings of the Apostles in the New Testament express the belief that the Second Coming will happen soon and suggest that it may happen within a generation of their own time. (See Judgment Day.)