Ad·vent /ˈædˌvɛnt, ||vənt/
1. Eccl. The period including the four Sundays before Christmas.
Advent Sunday Eccl., the first Sunday in the season of Advent, being always the nearest Sunday to the feast of St. Andrew (Now. 30).
2. The first or the expected second coming of Christ.
3. Coming; any important arrival; approach.
Death's dreadful advent. --Young.
Expecting still his advent home. --Tennyson.
n 1: arrival that has been awaited (especially of something
momentous); "the advent of the computer" [syn: coming]
2: the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas
3: (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for
the Last Judgment [syn: Second Coming, Second Coming of
Christ, Second Advent, Parousia]