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əˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃənan·nun·ci·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Annunciation, Lady Day, Annunciation Day, March 25noun

    a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

  2. Annunciationnoun

    (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ

  3. announcement, proclamation, annunciation, declarationnoun

    a formal public statement

    "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence"

Wiktionary

  1. annunciationnoun

    The act of annunciating.

  2. Annunciationnoun

    The announcement by the archangel Gabriel to Mary that she will give birth to a son, namely Jesus. Celebrated on 25th March.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annunciationnoun

    the act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the annunciation of peace

    Etymology: [L. annuntiatio: cf. F. annonciation.]

  2. Annunciationnoun

    the announcement of the incarnation, made by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary

    Etymology: [L. annuntiatio: cf. F. annonciation.]

  3. Annunciationnoun

    the festival celebrated (March 25th) by the Church of England, of Rome, etc., in memory of the angel's announcement, on that day; Lady Day

    Etymology: [L. annuntiatio: cf. F. annonciation.]

Freebase

  1. Annunciation

    The Annunciation, also referred to as the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary or Annunciation of the Lord, is the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God, marking his Incarnation. Gabriel told Mary to name her son Jesus, meaning "Saviour". Many Christians observe this event with the Feast of the Annunciation on 25 March, nine full months before Christmas, the birthday of Jesus. According to Luke 1:26, the Annunciation occurred "in the sixth month" of Elizabeth's pregnancy with John the Baptist. Irenaeus of Lyon regarded the conception of Jesus as 25 March coinciding with the Passion. Approximating the northern vernal equinox, the date of the Annunciation also marked the New Year in many places, including England, where it is called Lady Day. Both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches hold that the Annunciation took place at Nazareth, but differ as to the precise location. The Basilica of the Annunciation marks the site preferred by the former, while the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation marks that preferred by the latter.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Annunciation

    an-nun-si-ā′shun, n. the act of announcing.—v.t. Annun′ciate, to proclaim.—n. Annunciā′tion-day, the anniversary of the Angel's salutation to the Virgin Mary, the 25th of March, Lady-day. [See Announce.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of annunciation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of annunciation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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