V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: the beginning or coming of something hoped for or of significance

Synonyms: dawning, onset, arrival

Antonyms: end, continuance

Tips: Advent is derived from the Latin venire, "to come." Advent, when capitalized, can refer to the four weeks preceding Christmas, a season of preparation and waiting observed by Christians. In business, advent is often used as a more sophisticated way of saying "arrival."

Usage Examples:

The advent of spring meant the deer would have a plentiful food supply once again. (arrival, onset)

With the advent of industrial machinery, many tasks which had previously been performed by humans could now be automated. (arrival)

Some might say that the advent of the cell phone has been the dawning of a new era in communication. (arrival)

The advent of summer vacation was the boy's favorite time of year. (dawning, arrival)

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