• The Annunciation
    The Annunciation
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n annunciator an indicator that announces which electrical circuit has been active (as on a telephone switchboard)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Annunciator An indicator (as in a hotel) which designates the room where attendance is wanted.
    • Annunciator One who announces. Specifically: An officer in the church of Constantinople, whose business it was to inform the people of the festivals to be celebrated.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n annunciator One who or that which announces; an announcer. Specifically— An officer of the Greek Church whose duty it was to inform the people of the festivals which were to be celebrated.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. annuntiator,


In literature:

We keep close to the meaning of Scripture if we set the Annunciation in a room in a cottage of a Palestinian working man.
"Our Lady Saint Mary" by J. G. H. Barry
The ninth chapel, the Annunciation, presents no feature of interest; nor yet does the tenth, the Visit of Mary to Elizabeth.
"The Humour of Homer and Other Essays" by Samuel Butler
Among the photographs was one of the "Annunciation" by Donatello, which glorifies the southern wall of Santa Croce.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The passage is found in a homily called The Annunciation of the Mother of God.
"Primitive Christian Worship" by James Endell Tyler
They were discussing the story of the Annunciation, which presented some difficulties to her.
"The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day" by Evelyn Underhill
Above the dead past hovered the Angel of Annunciation.
"Darkwater" by W. E. B. Du Bois
To her it was an annunciation.
"A Cathedral Singer" by James Lane Allen
We looked at the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Magi, and the Resurrection.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
It was perhaps half an hour later when suddenly the needle of the annunciator began to vibrate rapidly.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
The wall annunciator hummed and spoke.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer

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:

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.
Patlite introduces BSV Series audible alarms / annunciators.
On the wall, there's a sober, beautiful red and blue painting of the Madonna del Melograno (Virgin of the Pomegranate) at the Annunciation.
THE Archangel Gabriel is said to have foretold the birth of John the Baptist and, a little later, to have made the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary.
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.
Alexandra Pavlidakis, a 2002 graduate of Saratoga High School, and Brandon Douglass were married on Oct 6 at Annunciation Cathedral in San Francisco.

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.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake