a coming into place, view, or being; arrival: the advent of the holiday season.
Usually Advent . the coming of Christ into the world.
Advent, the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the coming of Christ into the world.
Usually Advent . Second Coming.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use advent in a sentence
Not only that, but the advent of mobile brings even more pieces to the puzzle.SEO proposals: Particular challenges and how to avoid getting a silent no | SEOmonitor | September 10, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
The advent of state-backed digital currencies is also fraught with geopolitical significance.Mastercard launches digital currency kit for central banks | Jeff | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
In 45 states, the advent of September means it’s time to focus on the general election.Today’s Elections In Massachusetts Are Another Big Test For The Progressive Movement | Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com) | September 1, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
It’s clear stock splits have fallen out of favor in recent years, especially with the advent of fractional shares—a practice that has become increasingly common and popular on trading apps like Robinhood.Stock splits: Everything investors need to know in light of Apple’s and Tesla’s moves | Anne Sraders | August 31, 2020 | Fortune
Though some fear that the advent of self-driving trucks could put thousands of people out of a job, proponents of the technology make the opposite argument, citing a shortage of drivers that’s causing truckers to be overworked.Waymo Just Started Testing Its Driverless Trucks in Texas | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | August 27, 2020 | Singularity Hub
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
I would venture to say that advent is something America needs right now, religious or not.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope | Gene Robinson | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They told me that advent was all about waiting and hoping – that they were indeed a community of waiting and hoping.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope | Gene Robinson | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.”
But his eyes and ears were alert, and he was the first to hear the advent of a large body of horses along the main road.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
These gorgeous tea-cups were never used but on high-days and holidays, or on the advent of any particular visitors.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
It was not indispensable to the human race during the thousands (I say millions) of years before its advent.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
One would think, to read the Christian apologists, that before the advent of Christianity the world had neither virtue nor wisdom.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
The social position of the Chinese permitted to remain in the Islands has changed since the American advent.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for advent (1 of 2)
an arrival or coming, esp one which is awaited
British Dictionary definitions for Advent (2 of 2)
Christianity the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas or (in Eastern Orthodox churches) the forty days preceding Christmas
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural definitions for Advent
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.