thanksgiving

  • 1 Thanksgiving — UK [ˈθæŋksˌɡɪvɪŋ] / US or Thanksgiving Day UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Thanksgiving : singular Thanksgiving plural Thanksgivings Word forms Thanksgiving Day : singular Thanksgiving Day plural Thanksgiving Days a) in the US,… …

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  • 2 Thanksgiving — Thanks giv ing, n. 1. The act of rending thanks, or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies. [1913 Webster] Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving. 1 Tim. iv. 4. [1913 Webster] In the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 thanksgiving — 1530s, the giving of thanks, from THANKS (Cf. thanks) (n.) + prp. of GIVE (Cf. give) (v.). In the specific sense of public celebration acknowledging divine favors thanksgiving dates from 1630s (the first one in America was held October 1621 by… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 thanksgiving — [sɑ̃ksgiviŋ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1926, cit.; mot angl., de thanks « remerciements », et giving, de to give « donner ». ❖ ♦ Fête religieuse annuelle, aux États Unis, destinée à remercier publiquement la bonté divine, et qui, de nos jours, est célébrée le… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 5 thanksgiving — ► NOUN 1) the expression of gratitude, especially to God. 2) (Thanksgiving) (in North America) an annual national holiday commemorating a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621, held in the US on the fourth Thursday in… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 thanksgiving — [thaŋks΄giv′iŋ] n. 1. a) the act of giving thanks b) an expression of this; esp., a formal, often public, expression of thanks to God in the form of a prayer, etc. ☆ 2. [T ] a) an annual U.S. holiday observed on the fourth Thursday of November as …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Thanksgiving — n [U] a public holiday in the US and in Canada when families have a large meal together to celebrate and be thankful for food, health, families etc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 Thanksgiving — For other uses, see Thanksgiving (disambiguation). Thanksgiving Day Say …

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  • 9 Thanksgiving — Das in den USA und in Kanada gefeierte Thanksgiving (englisch für ‚Danksagung‘) ist eine Form des Erntedankfestes, weicht aber stark von den Bräuchen des kirchlichen bzw. europäischen Festes ab. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 1.1 Ursprung 1.2… …

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  • 10 Thanksgiving — Action de grâce (Thanksgiving)  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Action de grâce.  Action de grâce …

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  • 11 Thanksgiving — Thanks|giv|ing [ θæŋks,gıvıŋ ] or Thanksgiving ,Day noun count or uncount * in the U.S., the fourth Thursday in November, and in Canada, the second Monday in October, when families have a special meal, traditionally to celebrate all the things… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 Thanksgiving — Thanksgivings N VAR In the United States, Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday on the fourth Thursday in November. It was originally a day when people celebrated the end of the harvest and thanked God for it. No matter where his… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 thanksgiving — n. 1 a the expression of gratitude, esp. to God. b a form of words for this. 2 (Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day) a national holiday for giving thanks to God, the fourth Thursday in November in the US, usu. the second Monday in October in Canada …

    Useful english dictionary

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  • 15 Thanksgiving — noun a) Thanksgiving Day b) The long weekend which includes Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving weekend …

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  • 16 thanksgiving — [[t]θæ̱ŋksgɪ̱vɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Thanksgiving is the giving of thanks to God, especially in a religious ceremony. The Prince s unexpected recovery was celebrated with a thanksgiving service in St Paul s. ...prayers of thanksgiving …

    English dictionary

  • 17 thanksgiving — noun 1》 the expression of gratitude, especially to God. 2》 (Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day) (in North America) an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal, held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 thanksgiving — UK [ˈθæŋksˌɡɪvɪŋ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms thanksgiving : singular thanksgiving plural thanksgivings formal an expression of thanks, often in the form of a prayer to God …

    English dictionary

  • 19 thanksgiving — noun Date: 1533 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 thanksgiving — /thangks giv ing/, n. 1. the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, esp. to God. 2. an expression of thanks, esp. to God. 3. a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness. 4. a day set apart for… …

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