Advent Sunday

Advent Ad`vent, n. [L. adventus, fr. advenire, adventum: cf. F. avent. See {Advene}.] 1. (Eccl.) The period including the four Sundays before Christmas. [1913 Webster]

{Advent Sunday} (Eccl.), the first Sunday in the season of Advent, being always the nearest Sunday to the feast of St. Andrew (Now. 30). --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

2. The first or the expected second coming of Christ. [1913 Webster]

3. Coming; any important arrival; approach. [1913 Webster]

Death's dreadful advent. --Young. [1913 Webster]

Expecting still his advent home. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Advent Sunday — Sunday Sun day, n. [AS. sunnand[ae]g; sunne, gen. sunnan, the sun + d[ae]g day; akin to D. zondag, G. sonntag; so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the sun, or to its worship. See {Sun}, and {Day}.] The first day of the week,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Advent Sunday — n. the first Sunday in Advent …   English World dictionary

  • Advent Sunday — Infobox Holiday holiday name = Advent Sunday type = Christianity caption = observedby = Western Christianity date = Sunday nearest St Andrew s Day celebrations = Season of Advent observances = relatedto = Christmas DayAdvent Sunday is the first… …   Wikipedia

  • Advent Sunday — noun the first of the four Sundays during Advent • Hypernyms: ↑Christian holy day • Part Holonyms: ↑Advent * * * ˌAdvent ˈSunday 7 [Advent Sunday] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Advent Sunday — /ædvɛnt ˈsʌndeɪ/ (say advent sunday) noun the first Sunday in Advent, being the Sunday nearest to St Andrew s Day (30 November) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Advent Sunday — noun a) The fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, the start of Advent b) A Sunday, the first day of Advent, 30 nbsp;November (St Andrews day) or the nearest Sunday to it. See Also: Advent …   Wiktionary

  • Advent Sunday —    A name to be found in the Prayer Book for the First Sunday in Advent. It is commonly regarded as the first day of the Church Year, and as such the Christian s New Year s Day. From the fact that the Church Year anticipates the Civil New Year by …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Advent Sunday — noun Date: 15th century the first Sunday in Advent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Advent Sunday — the first Sunday in Advent. * * * …   Universalium

  • Advent Sunday — noun the first Sunday in Advent …   English new terms dictionary

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