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ˌθæŋksˈgɪv ɪŋthanks·giv·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Daynoun

    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, thanksgivingnoun

    a short prayer of thanks before a meal

    "their youngest son said grace"


  1. Thanksgivingnoun

    Thanksgiving Day

  2. Thanksgivingnoun

    The long weekend which includes Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving weekend.

  3. thanksgivingnoun

    an expression of gratitude.

  4. thanksgivingnoun

    a short prayer said at meals; grace, a benediction

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thanksgivingnoun

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

  2. Thanksgivingnoun

    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


  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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  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. Jackbox CEO Mike Bilder:

    Thanksgiving is usually a high volume of traffic for us... New Year Eve is always the biggest day of New Year, what we ended up seeing( during the pandemic) was daily traffic like Thanksgiving and weekend traffic that was bigger than any New Year's Eve we'd ever seen.

  2. Cordia Popp:

    I'd love to see an Impossible turkey by next Thanksgiving.

  3. Joseph Varon:

    My concerns for the next six to 12 weeks is that if we don't do things right, America is going to see the darkest days in modern American medical history, my hospital is full. I just opened two new wings so that I can accommodate for the next few days, because I know that a lot of people are going to get sick after Thanksgiving.

  4. Cleopatra DeLeon:

    With the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, it would be wonderful to see same-sex couples marry before the end of the year.

  5. Bill Martin:

    We saw a little lull coming out of Thanksgiving but when Hanukkah began, we saw December heating up, then there was a very strong weekend after Christmas and it ran pretty hot for retailers with customers returning with gift cards.

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    lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
    • A. trigger
    • B. staff
    • C. aspiration
    • D. endeavor

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