• IPA: /ˈæd.vɛnt/, /ˈæd.vənt/

advent (plural advents)

  1. arrival; onset; a time when something first comes or appears
    • Death's dreadful advent
    • 1853, Herman Melville, "Bartleby, the Scrivener," in Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories, New York: Penguin, 1968; reprinted 1995 as Bartleby, ISBN 0146000129, page 3:
      At the period just preceding the advent of Bartleby, I had two persons as copyists in my employment, and a promising lad as an office-boy.
    • 2012, Christoper Zara, Tortured Artists: From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the World's Most Creative Minds, part 1, chapter 2, gbooks :
      Berlin's six-decade career began before the advent of radio and ended during the height of Beatlemania.
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Proper noun
  1. (Christianity) The first or the expected second coming of Christ.
  2. (Christianity) The period or season of the Christian church year between Advent Sunday and Christmas.
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  • Russian: прише́ствие
  • Spanish: Adviento

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