thanksgiving

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thanks·giv·ing

noun \thaŋ(k)s-ˈgi-viŋ also ˈthaŋ(k)s-ˌ\

Thanksgiving : the fourth Thursday in November in the U.S. or the second Monday in October in Canada celebrated as a legal holiday for people to be thankful for what they have

: a prayer that expresses thanks to God

Full Definition of THANKSGIVING

1
:  the act of giving thanks
2
:  a prayer expressing gratitude
3
a :  a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness
b capitalized :  thanksgiving day

Examples of THANKSGIVING

  1. They sang a hymn of thanksgiving.

First Known Use of THANKSGIVING

1533

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