advent (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

    [ Syn: advent ]

  3. (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment

    [ Syn: second coming , second coming of christ , second advent , advent , parousia ]

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