- Thanksgiving UK [ˈθæŋksˌɡɪvɪŋ] / US or Thanksgiving Day UK / US
Word forms "Thanksgiving":
singular Thanksgiving plural Thanksgivings
Word forms "Thanksgiving Day":
singular Thanksgiving Day plural Thanksgiving Daysa) in the US, 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 that they are grateful for
Will you be seeing your family on Thanksgiving?
a Thanksgiving dinnerb) in the US, the holiday period of four or five days that includes this day
Are you going home for Thanksgiving?
English dictionary. 2014.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Thanksgiving — For other uses, see Thanksgiving (disambiguation). Thanksgiving Day Say … Wikipedia
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… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Thanksgiving — Action de grâce (Thanksgiving) Pour l’article homonyme, voir Action de grâce. Action de grâce … Wikipédia en Français
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