• The Annunciation
    The Annunciation
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n annunciation a formal public statement "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war","a declaration of independence"
    • n Annunciation (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
    • n Annunciation a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Annunciation The act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the annunciation of peace.
    • Annunciation (Eccl) The announcement of the incarnation, made by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary.
    • Annunciation (Eccl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n annunciation The act of announcing; proclamation; promulgation: as, the annunciation of a peace; “the annunciation of the gospel,”
    • n annunciation Specifically The announcement to Mary, by the angel Gabriel, of the incarnation of Christ.
    • n annunciation [capitalized] Eccles., the festival instituted by the church in memory of the announcement to Mary that she should bring forth a son who should be the Messiah. It is solemnized on the 25th of March.
    • n annunciation An order of nuns founded about 1500 at Bourges, France, by Queen Jeanne of Valois, after her divorce from Louis XII.
    • n annunciation An order of nuns founded about 1604 at Genoa, Italy, by Maria Vittoria Fornari.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Annunciation an-nun-si-ā′shun the act of announcing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. annuntiatio,: cf. F. annonciation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Announce.


In literature:

These annunciations speedily became the magnet of the day.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
The third reliquary which is divided into two parts represents the "Adoration of the Magi," below, and the "Annunciation" above.
"Fra Angelico" by J. B. Supino
The clock had struck the three-quarters when they heard the annunciator tinkle followed by the opening of the front door.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
"The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
In the lowest tier is the Annunciation, with the Nativity in the centre, and the Presentation in the Temple on the right.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
In Mr. Quin's house there are some very good pictures, particularly an Annunciation by Domenichino, which is a beautiful piece.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
Gabriel's annunciation to Mary was that of the Son of David, on whose coming the hope of Israel rested as on a sure foundation.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
The Push Buttons, Annunciators and Bells.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The annunciator rang again with an impatient note.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
On the R. wall is 1301, a conventional early Florentine Annunciation by Agnolo Gaddi, his pupil.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey

In poetry:

On the silent ages breaking
Comes the sweet Annunciation:
The eternal Ave waking,
Changes Eva's condemnation.
"The Annunciation" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
The first the Annunciation;
The second the Visitation;
The third the Consolation,
Of God that was Our Lady's Son.
"Courtesy" by Hilaire Belloc
"As to read my defects with a god-glance,
Uncover each vestige
Of old inadvertence, annunciate
Each flaw and each stain!
"The Mother Mourns." by Thomas Hardy
I wonder if to her indeed,
The maiden of the spotless name,
In holier guise or tenderer touch
The annunciating angel came.
"Only A Chromo" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
"REFUSE, refrain: for this is not the love
The Annunciation Angel warned you of;
This is the little candle, not the sun;
It burns, but will not warm, unhappy one!"
"Retro Santhanas" by Edith Nesbit
Blackness at half-past eight, the night's precursor,
Clouds like falling masonry and lightning's lavish
Annunciation, the sword of the mad archangel
Flashed from the scabbard.
"June Thunder" by Louis MacNeice

In news:

EESGI Voice Annunciation Module Brings Your Security System to Life.
Crabmeat galore at Annunciation Restaurant.
Members of the Baldwin City Annunciation Catholic Church serve a long line of customers soon after Saturday's Maple Leaf Festival parade.
Teresa Benidicta a teacher at the Donahue Academy speaks with Phil and Kate Fontaine about the unveiling of the Annunciation sculpture on the face of the Ave Maria Oratory.
The Kentucky Nativity Play (Part 1: The Annunciation ).
Accelerated math at Annunciation School.
A beautiful small samit, or compound silk twill, displays Annunciation and Nativity scenes in interlacing roundels.
Crabmeat galore at Annunciation Restaurant.
The troop meets at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Shelbyville.
While that continent prepares to put yet another month of strain on global markets, we've been celebrating the well orchestrated annunciation of new billionaires in America, a country with its own parlous debt problems.
After a quiet trial run last week, the new Lower Garden District restaurant Dijon (1377 Annunciation St, 522-4712) is slated to officially open for dinner on Tuesday, Feb 7.
The couple was married in 1962 at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church in Albuquerque.
Greek Fest continues at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (photos).
William Kearney at Annunciation Roman Catholic Church.

In science:

If students spent five minutes arguing about a certain point, there was a good chance a closer analysis might find a relatively large amount of speech that clearly annunciates their ideas.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
The subsurface fire detection system will also include a remote fire alarm annunciator, door holders/closers, manual pull stations, and smoke detectors and audio/visual notification in the corridors, labs, and shops.
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