Thanksgiving meaning

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An act of giving thanks; an expression of gratitude, especially to God.

A hymn of thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving is the act of giving thanks, or a holiday in November to give thanks.

An example of thanksgiving is the annual U.S. holiday called Thanksgiving, held on the fourth Thursday of November to commemorate a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims and Indians.

An example of thanksgiving is the annual Canadian holiday called Thanksgiving which occurs on the second Monday in October.

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Thanksgiving Day.
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A short prayer said at meals; grace, a benediction.
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(Canada, US) The long weekend which includes Thanksgiving Day: Thanksgiving weekend.
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(Canada, US) Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada, and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.
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