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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-vent]
    • /ˈæd vɛnt/
    • /ˈæd.vent/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vent]
    • /ˈæd vɛnt/

Definitions of advent word

  • uncountable noun advent In the Christian church, Advent is the period between Advent Sunday, the Sunday closest to the 30th of November, and Christmas Day. 3
  • uncountable noun advent The advent of an important event, invention, or situation is the fact of it starting or coming into existence. 3
  • uncountable noun advent The advent of a person at a place is their arrival there. 3
  • noun advent an arrival or coming, esp one which is awaited 3
  • noun advent the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas or (in Eastern Orthodox churches) the forty days preceding Christmas 3
  • noun advent the period including the four Sundays just before Christmas 3

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Origin of advent

First appearance:

before 1125
One of the 6% oldest English words
1125-75; Middle English < Latin adventus arrival, approach, equivalent to ad- ad- + ven- (stem of venīre to come) + -tus suffix of verbal action

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Parts of speech for Advent


advent popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

advent usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for advent

noun advent

  • onset — a beginning or start: the onset of winter.
  • arrival — When a person or vehicle arrives at a place, you can refer to their arrival.
  • coming — A coming event or time is an event or time that will happen soon.
  • approach — When you approach something, you get closer to it.
  • appearance — When someone makes an appearance at a public event or in a broadcast, they take part in it.

Antonyms for advent

noun advent

  • departure — Departure or a departure is the act of going away from somewhere.
  • leaving — something that is left; residue.

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