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thanksgiving

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noun thanks·giv·ing \thaŋ(k)s-ˈgi-viŋ also ˈthaŋ(k)s-ˌ\

Simple Definition of thanksgiving

  • 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thanksgiving

  1. 1 :  the act of giving thanks

  2. 2 :  a prayer expressing gratitude

  3. 3a :  a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodnessb capitalized :  thanksgiving day

Examples of thanksgiving in a sentence

  1. They sang a hymn of thanksgiving.



1533

First Known Use of thanksgiving

1533


THANKSGIVING Defined for Kids

thanksgiving

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noun thanks·giv·ing \thaŋks-ˈgi-viŋ\

Definition of thanksgiving for Students

  1. 1 cap :  thanksgiving day

  2. 2 :  a prayer or an expression of gratitude




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