Advent calendar
A calendar used to count down the days of Advent, having windows revealing a hidden picture or gift on each day.

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  • Advent calendar — UK US noun [countable] [singular Advent calendar plural Advent calendars] a picture, usually of a Christmas scene, with a series of 24 hidden pictures behind it. Children open one part of the main picture to see one of the hidden pictures each… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Advent calendar — Advent ,calendar noun count a picture, usually of a Christmas scene, with a series of 24 hidden pictures behind it. Children open one part of the main picture to see one of the hidden pictures each day during Advent …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Advent calendar — Advent .calendar n a picture on thick paper which has parts like doors with smaller pictures behind them. You open one door each day in December until Christmas …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Advent calendar — An Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count the days of Advent. Today, they are mostly made for children.HistoryThe origins of the Advent calendar come from German Lutherans who, at least as early as the beginning of the 19th century,… …   Wikipedia

  • Advent calendar — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Advent calendar : singular Advent calendar plural Advent calendars a picture, usually of a Christmas scene, with a series of 24 hidden pictures behind it. Children open one part of the main picture to see one… …   English dictionary

  • Advent calendar — noun a calendar containing small numbered flaps, one of which is opened on each day of Advent to reveal a picture appropriate to the season …   English new terms dictionary

  • Advent calendar — /ædvɛnt ˈkæləndə/ (say advent kaluhnduh) noun a calendar of the days leading up to Christmas, usually starting on December 1, and designed and decorated in various ways …   Australian English dictionary

  • Advent calendar — n a cardboard picture with tiny doors in it, given to children as a present for Advent. They open one door for each day in Advent, usually from 1 December to 24 December. Behind each one is a picture, and sometimes a small gift. * * * …   Universalium

  • Advent — (from the Latin word la. adventus , meaning coming ) is a season of the Christian church, the period of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus, in other words, the period immediately before Christmas. It is …   Wikipedia

  • Advent — n. 1 the season before Christmas, including the four preceding Sundays. 2 the coming or second coming of Christ. 3 (advent) the arrival of esp. an important person or thing. Phrases and idioms: Advent calendar Brit. a calendar for Advent, usu. of …   Useful english dictionary

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