a festival on the 25th of March in commemoration of the salutation of the angel to the Virgin Mary on the Incarnation of Christ.

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  • Annunciation Day — noun a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland • Syn: ↑Annunciation, ↑Lady Day, ↑March 25 • Hypernyms: ↑quarter day • Part Holonyms: ↑March,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Houston) — Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral is the spiritual home of the largest Eastern Orthodox parish in Houston, Texas. Built in 1950 52 by the Greek community of Houston. From 1967 to 1974, the church was the seat of the Bishop of the 8th Diocesan …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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 Melkite Catholic Cathedral (Roslindale, Massachusetts) — Coordinates: 42°17′51.03″N 71°8′3.7″W / 42.2975083°N 71.134361°W / 42.2975083; 71.134361 …   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, The —    A Feast of the Church held on March 25th, to commemorate the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary, to announce to her the Incarnation of the Son of God, his message to her being, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favor with… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • annunciation — noun 1》 (the Annunciation) the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26–38).     ↘a Church festival that commemorates this, held on 25 March (Lady Day). 2》 formal or archaic the announcement of something …   English new terms dictionary

  • Annunciation — n. 1 (Annunciation) a the announcing of the Incarnation, made by the angel Gabriel to Mary, related in Luke 1:26 38. b the festival commemorating this (Lady Day) on 25 March. 2 a the act or process of announcing. b an announcement. Etymology: ME… …   Useful english dictionary

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