- The message brought by the angel [[➝ angels]] Gabriel to Mary recorded only by Luke (1:26–38) that she would be the mother of a son who would be ‘great’ and called ‘the Son of the Most High’. The appearance of the angel has been a principal subject of Christian iconography from the earliest times e.g. in the 6th cent. mosaics of Parenzo cathedral. The theological importance of the story is in Mary's acceptance of her vocation; historically it may reflect a genuine contemplative experience.
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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 — (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 — ► NOUN 1) (the Annunciation) the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to Mary (Gospel of Luke, chapter 1). 2) a Church festival commemorating this, held on 25 March … English terms dictionary
annunciation — [ə nun΄sē ā′shən] n. [LL annuntiatio: see ANNOUNCE] 1. an announcing or being announced 2. an announcement the Annunciation 1. Christian Theol. the angel Gabriel s announcement to Mary that she was to give birth to Jesus: Luke 1:26 38 2. Eccles.… … English World dictionary
Annunciation — (v. lat.), Ankündigung … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
annunciation — index common knowledge, communication (statement), declaration, notification, proclamation, pronouncement Burton s Legal Thes … Law dictionary
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  in Marian art … Wikipedia
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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 — noun The act of annunciating. See Also: Annunciation … Wiktionary
Annunciation — noun The announcement by the archangel Gabriel to Mary that she will give birth to a son, namely Jesus. Celebrated on 25th March. See Also: annunciation … Wiktionary