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Definition of the noun advent

What does advent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • advent: advents
  • Advent: Advents

  1. arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
    • example: the advent of the computer
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of advent: coming
    • more generic words: arrival / reaching = accomplishment of an objective
  2. the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic word: season = a recurrent time marked by major holidays
    • part of: church calendar / ecclesiastical calendar = a calendar of the Christian year indicating the dates of fasts and festivals
    • part: Advent Sunday = the first of the four Sundays during Advent
  3. (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment

Alternative definition of the noun advent


  1. Coming; coming to; approach; arrival.
  2. [religion, Christianity, always capitalized] See Advent.


  1. Advent is a civil parish on the north-western edge of Bodmin Moor in north Cornwall, England. The English name St Adwenna derives from the Cornish Adhwynn and lies in the Registration District of Camelford.
  2. Advent is an unincorporated community in southeastern Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along Advent Road southeast of the city of Ripley, the county seat of Jackson County, and near Jackson County's borders with Kanawha and Roane counties. Its elevation is 791 feet. Advent had a post office, which closed on December 25, 2010.


  1. Advent was an American Christian Hardcore band from Kernersville, North Carolina. The band featured members of an earlier post-hardcore band named Beloved, and was considered a pseudo-continuation of that band. The band had released two albums under the label Solid State Records. The band announced in July 2011 that they had disbanded, and held two final shows on September 2 and 3 in South Carolina and North Carolina, respectively.
  2. Advent is a musical group.
    • also known as Advent (TX)
    • albums: "The End of the Beginning", "The Lines of Healing"
  3. Advent is a musical group.
  4. Advent is a musical group.
    • album: "The Dawn"

There are other groups with in their name, like Advent Sleep.


  1. "Advent" is a composition.
  2. "Advent" is a musical album of Richard Youngs.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  3. "Advent" is a musical single of Rob Townley, soundtrack.
    • released on
  4. "Advent" is a composition.
  5. "Advent" is a musical album of Descendants of Erdrick.
    • released on
  6. "Advent" is a musical album of Voxaccord.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  7. "Advent" is a musical album of Tangled Blue.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  8. "Advent" is a musical album of Palast Orchester.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  9. "Advent" is a musical album of Solomon Keal.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  10. "Advent" is a musical album of Message to Omega.
  11. "Advent" is a musical album of April Ethereal.
  12. "Advent" is a musical album of Chorus Angelus.
  13. "ADVENT" is a composition.


"Advent" is a short film, directed by John Bickerstaff.


"Advent" is a video game.

  • genre: Action-adventure game
  • publisher: 16/48 Tape Magazine
  • released in (30 years ago)

Phrases with Advent

  1. advent sunday
  2. Advent Calendar
  3. second advent

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Advent

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Living God’s Life in a New World by Hoan Moses Chung

Advent is the season to find a desert where we can empty ourselves and detach from our daily busyness. Advent is the season to listen to the silent voice of God. Advent is the season to wake up once again. Yes, indeed— we must wake up, ...

Google previewThe Redemption of Scrooge Leader Guide (2016)

Connecting Christ and Culture by Matt Rawle

Advent is an occasion to turn our hearts and minds toward Christ amid the busyness of Christmas shopping, work, exams...


by Carl Freeman Reynolds

Advent means that we are waiting for something new; we are anticipating something new.

Advent is a time of remembering what it was like before Christ came, when all hearts were yearning for God to do something; to make something ...

Google previewLiving Faithfully as a Prayer Book People (2005)

by John H. Westerhoff III

Advent is the story of hope, the possibility of birth and new life, a rekindled vision to which we are to give our lives. To remember this...

Advent is a strange, contemplative season to be grasped in the language of silence and poetry. It is time to ...

Google previewThe Congregationalist and Christian World (1904)

Advent is the time for the revision of personal views and of personal ambitions. Our ambitions should never issue from our lower or ordinary moods. They should be set toward righteous ends, and the greatest foe to righteousness is any feeling ...

Google previewHolidays and Holy Nights (2003)

Celebrating Twelve Seasonal Festivals of the Christian Year by Christopher Hill

Advent is a dramatization of the big truth that there is always something waiting, lurking just beyond the curtains of routine and distraction. Numinousness...

Google previewFrom the Threshold of Heaven (2008)

by Martin A. Recio

But advent is the season when the soul awakens to spiritual realities, when we awaken to the wonder and miracle of the Savior's coming. We can turn from the disturbing incidents of life. We can look to him whose ministry came in simplicity ...

Google previewCelebrating the Season of Advent (1986)

by Eltin Griffin

Advent is a prophetic call for renewal as we await the coming of our Saviour. " Prepare the way of the Lord": this is the...

Google previewAncient-Future Time (Ancient-Future) (2004)

Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year by Robert E. Webber

Advent is a time when we ask, even plead with God not to leave us alone, ...

Google previewPreparing the Way (2012)

An Advent Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary by Sue Mink, Nan Duerling

About Advent Advent is the first season in the ...

Google previewClip Notes for Church Bulletins (1997)

by Kathy Luty, David Philippart

Advent is the way we as church express our hopes. Prophetic...

In our Catholic tradition, keeping Advent means singing the songs of expectation, of our hopes and longing, before we enter into the full-throated praise of Christmas carols.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices (2003)

by Ann Ball

ADVENT CALENDAR Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament and the adoration of the cross during the solemn liturgy of Good Friday are both indulgenced actions. (See also DULIA; INDULGENCE; DEVOTION.) ADORATION OR ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Russell B. Shaw

Some regions kept a relatively long Advent (from St. Martin's feast in mid- November); others, a rather brief one. In Rome the season evolved to a four - week preparation whose focus was on the joyful celebration of the Lord's incarnation.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Protestantism (2004)

4-volume Set by Hans J. Hillerbrand

The Advent Christian Church is an evangelical denomination that arose in the United States during the mid-1800s. The church was formally established as the Advent Christian Association in 1860 by a group of former Millerites—followers of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evangelicalism (2004)

by Randall Herbert Balmer

Advent Christian Church The Advent Christian Church is a denomination that traces its roots to the millennial prophecies of *WILLIAM MILLER, who predicted that Jesus would return to earth on October 22, 1844. After the *GREAT ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

Advent the first season of the Church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays. The name is recorded from Old English, and comes from Latin adventus 'arrival', ...

Google previewAnglican Young People's Dictionary (2004)

by June English

Advent wreath That makes this season a time of expectation and waiting, but also of repentance and purification. Gospels and other readings focus on the longing for Jesus, the Messiah, to come into the world. Some Episcopal churches follow ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

The preparation for Christmas begins four weeks before the holiday, in a period the Catholic Church calls Advent (which means “coming”). Although not confirmed in the Liturgy, a popularly held belief is that that the four weeks of Advent ...

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The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines. (Henry J. Tillman)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4E1N1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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