- Thanksgiving : the fourth Thursday in November in the U.S. or the second Monday in October in Canada celebrated as a legal holiday for people to be thankful for what they have
- a prayer or expression of thanks, especially to God
- the act of giving thanks
- a prayer expressing gratitude
- a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness.
- day set apart for giving thanks to God. Thanksgiving day
1530s, “the giving of thanks,” from thanks (n.) + giving.