Advent Sunday(Eccl.), the first Sunday in the season of Advent, being always the nearest Sunday to the feast of St. Andrew Shipley.

2. The first or the expected second coming of Christ.

3. Coming; any important arrival; approach.

Death's dreadful advent.

Expecting still his advent home.

(Ad"vent*ist) n. One of a religious body, embracing several branches, who look for the proximate personal coming of Christ; — called also Second Adventists. Schaff-Herzog Encyc.

(Ad`ven*ti"tious) a. [L. adventitius.]

1. Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign.

To things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror, they become without comparison greater.

2. (Nat. Hist.) Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots.

3. (Bot.) Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; — applied to foreign plants.

4. (Med.) Acquired, as diseases; accidental.

Ad`ven*ti"tious*ly, adv.Ad`ven*ti"tious*ness, n.

(Ad`van*ta"geous) a. [F. avantageux, fr. avantage.] Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position; trade is advantageous to a nation.

Advabtageous comparison with any other country.

You see . . . of what use a good reputation is, and how swift and advantageous a harbinger it is, wherever one goes.

(Ad`van*ta"geous*ly), adv. Profitably; with advantage.

(Ad`van*ta"geous*ness), n. Profitableness.

(Ad*vene") v. i. [L. advenire; ad + venire to come: cf. F. avenir, advenir. See Come.] To accede, or come (to); to be added to something or become a part of it, though not essential. [R.]

Where no act of the will advenes as a coefficient.

(Ad*ven"ient) a. [L. adviens, p. pr.] Coming from outward causes; superadded. [Obs.]

(Ad`vent) n. [L. adventus, fr. advenire, adventum: cf. F. avent. See Advene.]

1. (Eccl.) The period including the four Sundays before Christmas.

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