|1.||[ noun ] arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)|
"the advent of the computer"
|Related terms:||arrival arrive|
|2.||[ noun ] the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas|
|Related terms:||season church_calendar Advent_Sunday|
|3.||[ noun ] (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment|
|Synonyms:||Second_Coming second_coming_of_christ parousia Second_Advent|
|Related terms:||manifestation Christian_theology|