What does Thanksgiving mean?

Definitions for Thanksgiving
ˌθæŋksˈgɪv ɪŋThanks·giv·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day(noun)

    fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag

  2. grace, blessing, thanksgiving(noun)

    a short prayer of thanks before a meal

    "their youngest son said grace"

Wiktionary

  1. Thanksgiving(ProperNoun)

    Thanksgiving Day

  2. Thanksgiving(ProperNoun)

    The long weekend which includes Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving weekend.

  3. thanksgiving(Noun)

    an expression of gratitude.

  4. thanksgiving(Noun)

    a short prayer said at meals; grace, a benediction

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thanksgiving(noun)

    the act of rending thanks, or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies

  2. Thanksgiving(noun)

    a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties

Freebase

  1. Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, but has long been celebrated in a more secular manner as well.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. thanksgiving

    1. A mass said for the repose of the living. 2. Gratitude in the presence of the death of some one else. 3. The irony of fatality. 4. The instinctive and perpetual atavism of the Will-to-Live. (Thanksgiving-Day in the United States is a national holiday on which all the people who during the past year have survived earthquake, fire, housemaid's knee and death, overeat and thus thank God for His favoritism.)

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How to pronounce Thanksgiving?

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How to say Thanksgiving in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thanksgiving in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thanksgiving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Thanksgiving in a Sentence

  1. Ayn Rand:

    Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.

  2. Sara Haas:

    Balance it with good meals at breakfast and lunch and do some exercise ... think about how much better you'll feel by the time you get to Thanksgiving dinner.

  3. Denise Fulgencio:

    Are you even Filipino if you don't have these babies at thanksgiving? we normally eat a huge array of food.

  4. Lisa Marie Wiley:

    I stepped on a bomb on Thanksgiving 2011, the ground was peppered with IEDs( improvised explosive devices) and we went down on an incline and I stepped right on it.

  5. Henry van Dyke:

    Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

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