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advent

ad·vent

advent

 
 
pronunciation:
aed vent
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the arrival or coming to exist, esp. of something important.
The heavy frost signaled the advent of winter.Since the advent of nuclear weapons, we fear war more than ever.
synonyms:
arrival, coming
antonyms:
disappearance, exit
similar words:
appearance, approach, dawn, forthcoming
definition 2: (cap.) the coming of Jesus Christ, or the period including four Sundays before Christmas.
similar words:
Incarnation
Word Parts
The word advent contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
veni, vent, ven, -vene Latin root that means to come