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annunciation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Eccl.) 
  a  The  announcement  of  the  incarnation,  made  by  the  angel 
  Gabriel  to  the  Virgin  Mary. 
  b  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Annunciation 
  n  1:  a  quarter  day  in  England,  Wales,  and  Ireland  [syn:  {Annunciation}, 
  {Lady  Day},  {Annunciation  Day},  {March  25}] 
  2:  (in  Christian  religions)  the  announcement  to  the  Virgin  Mary 
  by  the  angel  Gabriel  of  the  incarnation  of  Christ  [syn:  {Annunciation}] 
  3:  a  formal  public  statement;  "the  government  made  an 
  announcement  about  changes  in  the  drug  war"  [syn:  {announcement}, 
  {proclamation},  {promulgation}] 




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