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Noun: thanksgiving  ,thangks'gi-ving
  1. A short prayer of thanks before a meal
    "their youngest son said thanksgiving";
    - grace, blessing
Noun: Thanksgiving
  1. 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
    - Thanksgiving Day

Derived forms: thanksgivings, Thanksgivings

Type of: feast day, fete day, legal holiday, national holiday, orison [archaic], petition, prayer, public holiday

Part of: Nov, November

Encyclopedia: Thanksgiving