Annunciation


Annunciation
An|nun|ci|a|tion, the
the occasion (celebrated by Christians on 25 March) on which the ↑angelGabriel appeared and told the Virgin ↑Mary that she would have the baby Jesus

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  • Annunciation — An*nun ci*a tion (?; 277), n. [L. annuntiatio: cf. F. annonciation.] 1. The act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the annunciation of peace. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) (a) The announcement of the incarnation, made by the angel Gabriel …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • annunciation — (n.) early 14c., Lady Day, from Anglo Fr. anunciacioun, O.Fr. anonciacion, from L. annuntiationem (nom. annuntiatio), noun of action from pp. stem of annuntiare (see ANNOUNCE (Cf. announce)). The Church festival (March 25) commemorating the visit …   Etymology dictionary

  • annunciation — ► NOUN 1) (the Annunciation) the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to Mary (Gospel of Luke, chapter 1). 2) a Church festival commemorating this, held on 25 March …   English terms dictionary

  • annunciation — [ə nun΄sē ā′shən] n. [LL annuntiatio: see ANNOUNCE] 1. an announcing or being announced 2. an announcement the Annunciation 1. Christian Theol. the angel Gabriel s announcement to Mary that she was to give birth to Jesus: Luke 1:26 38 2. Eccles.… …   English World dictionary

  • Annunciation — (v. lat.), Ankündigung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • annunciation — index common knowledge, communication (statement), declaration, notification, proclamation, pronouncement Burton s Legal Thes …   Law dictionary

  • Annunciation — For other uses, see Annunciation (disambiguation). Annunciation by Paolo de Matteis, 1712. The white lily in the angel s hand is symbolic of Mary s purity [1] in Marian art …   Wikipedia

  • Annunciation (EP) — Infobox Album Name = Annunciation Type = EP Artist = Arkhon Infaustus Released = April 27, 2007 Recorded = Genre = Blackened death metal Length = Label = Osmose Productions Producer = Reviews = Last album = Perdition Insanabilis (2004) This album …   Wikipedia

  • annunciation — /euh nun see ay sheuhn/, n. 1. (often cap.) the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of her conception of Christ. 2. (cap.) a representation of this in art. 3. (cap.) Also called Lady Day. the church festival on March 25 in memory …   Universalium

  • annunciation — noun The act of annunciating. See Also: Annunciation …   Wiktionary

  • Annunciation — noun The announcement by the archangel Gabriel to Mary that she will give birth to a son, namely Jesus. Celebrated on 25th March. See Also: annunciation …   Wiktionary


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