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thanks·giv·ing

 (thăngks-gĭv′ĭng)
n.
1. An act of giving thanks; an expression of gratitude, especially to God: a hymn of thanksgiving.
2. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day.

thanksgiving

(ˈθæŋksˌɡɪvɪŋ; US θæŋksˈɡɪvɪŋ)
n
1. the act of giving thanks
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. an expression of thanks to God
b. a public act of religious observance or a celebration in acknowledgment of divine favours

thanks•giv•ing

(ˌθæŋksˈgɪv ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of giving thanks.
2. an expression of thanks, esp. to God.
3. a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor.
4. (cap.) Thanksgiving Day.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thanksgiving - fourth Thursday in November in the United StatesThanksgiving - 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
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
Nov, November - the month following October and preceding December
2.thanksgiving - a short prayer of thanks before a mealthanksgiving - a short prayer of thanks before a meal; "their youngest son said grace"
orison, petition, prayer - reverent petition to a deity

thanksgiving

noun
A short prayer said at meals:
Translations
صَلاة شُكْرعيد الشُّكْر
Den díkůvzdánídíkůvzdání
taksigelse
hálaadáshálaadó ünnep
ìakkargjörîardaguròakkargjörî
感謝祭
vďakyvzdanie
zahvalni dan
Allah'a şükretmeşükranŞükran günü

thanksgiving

[ˈθæŋksˌgɪvɪŋ]
A. Nacción f de gracias, voto m de gracias
B. CPD Thanksgiving Day N (US) → día m de Acción de Gracias
THANKSGIVING
El Día de Acción de Gracias, en inglés Thanksgiving o Thanksgiving Day es un día de fiesta en Estados Unidos que se celebra el cuarto jueves de noviembre y que data de 1621. En esta fecha los primeros colonos norteamericanos (Pilgrim Fathers) celebraron un acto de acción de gracias por el éxito de su primera cosecha en suelo americano. La comida típica del Día de Acción de Gracias (Thanksgiving meal) consiste en pavo asado y pastel de calabaza. Muchas personas recorren largas distancias para estar junto a sus familias en este día.
En Canadá se celebra una fiesta semejante el segundo lunes de octubre, aunque no está relacionada con dicha fecha histórica.

thanksgiving

[ˈθæŋksgɪvɪŋ ˌθæŋksˈgɪvɪŋ]
n (in religious ceremony)action f de grâce
modif [service] → d'action de grâce

Thanksgiving

[ˈθæŋksgɪvɪŋ ˌθæŋksˈgɪvɪŋ]
n (also Thanksgiving Day) → jour m d'action de grâcethank-you thankyou [ˈθæŋkjuː]
nremerciement m
The gift is a thankyou for your help
BUT Le cadeau est pour vous remercier de votre aide.
And now a special thank-you to John
BUT Et maintenant je voudrais remercier tout particulièrement John.
modif [letter, gift, note] → de remerciement

thanksgiving

nDankbarkeit f

Thanksgiving (Day)

n (US) → Thanksgiving Day m

thanksgiving

[ˈθæŋksˌgɪvɪŋ] nringraziamento

thank

(θӕŋk) verb
to express appreciation or gratitude to (someone) for a favour, service, gift etc. He thanked me for the present; She thanked him for inviting her.
ˈthankful adjective
grateful; relieved and happy. He was thankful that the journey was over; a thankful sigh.
ˈthankfully adverb
ˈthankfulness noun
ˈthankless adjective
for which no-one is grateful. Collecting taxes is a thankless task.
ˈthanklessly adverb
ˈthanklessness noun
thanks noun plural
expression(s) of gratitude. I really didn't expect any thanks for helping them.
interjection
thank you. Thanks (very much) for your present; Thanks a lot!; No, thanks; Yes, thanks.
ˈthanksgiving noun
the act of giving thanks, especially to God, eg in a church service. a service of thanksgiving.
Thanksˈgiving noun
(also Thanksgiving Day) in the United States, a special day (the fourth Thursday in November) for giving thanks to God.
thanks to
because of. Thanks to the bad weather, our journey was very uncomfortable.
thank you
I thank you. Thank you (very much) for your present; No, thank you.
References in classic literature ?
IN the early twilight of Thanksgiving Eve came Laurence, and Clara, and Charley, and little Alice, hand in hand, and stood in a semicircle round Grandfather's chair.
He began to pray to that same Nicholas the Wonder-Worker to save him, promising him a thanksgiving service and some candles.
It was odd, though, to preach about it on Thanksgiving," Miss Jackson opined; and her hostess drily rejoined: "Oh, he means us to give thanks for what's left.
We were successful in getting money enough so that on Thanksgiving Day of that year we held our first service in the chapel of Porter Hall, although the building was not completed.
You will please get yourself into good condition for the Thanksgiving dinner.
Just before Thanksgiving the affairs of the Simpsons reached what might have been called a crisis, even in their family, which had been born and reared in a state of adventurous poverty and perilous uncertainty.
She had come to make certain whether or not he would be at their table for Thanksgiving dinner; but before she could broach the subject Martin plunged into the one with which he was full.
I remember to have united with two comely maidens, in lifting up our voices in praise and thanksgiving," returned the bewildered singing-master; "since which time I have been visited by a heavy judgment for my sins.
They ought to go well roasted even if it isn't Thanksgiving.
This good spirit was from God, and to him I offer thanksgiving and praise.
It was a pretty village about ten miles across country from Blackstable, and the Vicar had come over sometimes to Blackstable for the harvest thanksgiving.
A few days before his departure a special thanksgiving, at which Nicholas was present, was held in the cathedral for the Russian victory.