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Pronunciation:  `thangks'giving

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short prayer of thanks before a meal
  2. [n]  fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians

THANKSGIVING is a 12 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: blessing, grace, Thanksgiving Day
 See Also: legal holiday, national holiday, Nov, November, orison, petition, prayer, thanks



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Thanks"giv`ing\, n.
1. The act of rending thanks, or expressing gratitude for
   favors or mercies.

         Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be
         refused, if it be received with thanksgiving. --1
                                               Tim. iv. 4.

         In the thanksgiving before meat.      --Shak.

         And taught by thee the Church prolongs Her hymns of
         high thanksgiving still.              --Keble.

2. A public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness;
   also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to
   acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable
   deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary
   dispensation of his bounties.

Note: In the United States it is now customary for the
      President by proclamation to appoint annually a day
      (usually the last Thursday in November) of thanksgiving
      and praise to God for the mercies of the past year.
      This is an extension of the custom long prevailing in
      several States in which an annual Thanksgiving day has
      been appointed by proclamation of the governor.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about Thanksgiving, represents togetherness, family reunions, festivities, and your sense of community. The dream is a reflection on your life and the connections that you have made. Alternatively, this dream may be a metaphor indicating that you need to thank somebody. You may be feeling indebted to someone. Consider also your own associations and traditions with Thanksgiving.