- IPA: /ˈæd.vɛnt/, /ˈæd.vənt/
advent (plural advents)
- 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.
- French: arrivée
- German: Ankunft
- Italian: avvento
- Portuguese: chegada, vinda, advento
- Russian: появле́ние
- Spanish: advenimiento, venida
- (Christianity) The first or the expected second coming of Christ.
- (Christianity) The period or season of the Christian church year between Advent Sunday and Christmas.
- Russian: прише́ствие
- Spanish: Adviento