What does the word advent mean?

Usage examples for advent

  1. She recalled the joy of the advent of that life now so fast departing, and tried to say, 'The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. – Lancashire Idylls (1898) by Marshall Mather
  2. His exultation is almost painful, as he welcomes fact after fact, feeling more and more positive, with each new demonstration of science, that the advent of certainty was by so much nearer. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  3. The view has also been advanced that the ores originated in the limestone before the advent of the igneous rocks. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith