Word of the day–Thanksgiving

thanks·giv·ing

noun

  1. 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
  2. a prayer or expression of thanks, especially to God
  3. the act of giving thanks
  4. a prayer expressing gratitude
  5. a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness.
  6. day set apart for giving thanks to God. Thanksgiving day

Origin

1530s, “the giving of thanks,” from thanks (n.) + giving.

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