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1. An act of giving thanks; an expression of gratitude, especially to God: a hymn of thanksgiving.
2. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day.


(ˈθæŋksˌɡɪvɪŋ; US θæŋksˈɡɪvɪŋ)
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


(ˌθæŋksˈgɪv ɪŋ)

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.
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


A short prayer said at meals:
صَلاة شُكْرعيد الشُّكْر
Den díkůvzdánídíkůvzdání
hálaadáshálaadó ünnep
zahvalni dan
Allah'a şükretmeşükranŞükran günü


A. Nacción f de gracias, voto m de gracias
B. CPD Thanksgiving Day N (US) → día m de Acción de Gracias
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.


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


[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


nDankbarkeit f

Thanksgiving (Day)

n (US) → Thanksgiving Day m


[ˈθæŋksˌgɪvɪŋ] nringraziamento


(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.
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.
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