the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, especially to God.
an expression of thanks, especially to God.
a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness.
a day set apart for giving thanks to God.
(initial capital letter) Thanksgiving Day.
- pre-Thanks·giv·ing, adjective
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How to use thanksgiving in a sentence
When the SBA posted its most recent database update the day before thanksgiving, it had dropped another 294,000 loans.They Promised Quick and Easy PPP Loans. Often, They Only Delivered Hassle and Heartache. | by Lydia DePillis and Derek Willis | January 14, 2022 | ProPublica
The day before thanksgiving was a milestone for officials at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall, the region’s busiest airport, with more than 31,000 passengers departing.BWI executive director says airport on a path to recovery amid pandemic | Lori Aratani | December 18, 2021 | Washington Post
The thanksgiving long weekend was the first state holiday since the pandemic began when department employees were not expected to work.COVID-19 Hit This County Hard. A Weakened Health Department Still Can’t Get People Vaccinated. | by Aliyya Swaby | December 6, 2021 | ProPublica
This year certainly had its highlights, for many—first vacations or big-screen movies or Thanksgivings with family since March 2020.
It’s Sunday of thanksgiving weekend when I sit down to write this column.
But Bush has done exactly that, filing the papers for BH Global Aviation with the SEC right around thanksgiving.
Her staff had "lots of meetings" over thanksgiving break, Feinstein said.
Fans of the series will flock to see ‘Mockingjay’ this thanksgiving weekend.Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’ | Kevin Fallon | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This year, the dispensary is launching its sale on thanksgiving, carrying over into Black Friday.Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate ‘Green Friday’ | Abby Haglage | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now that giving thanks to God no longer plays a prominent role in American civic life, Whom or What do we thank on thanksgiving?Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam | P. J. O’Rourke | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I will praise thy name continually, and will praise it with thanksgiving, and my prayer was heard.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
His largesses were abundant, and the uproar of vehement thanksgiving, was ever on the watch from the venal multitude.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Again the mother prays; this time not in sorrow, but from a heart filled with thanksgiving.The value of a praying mother | Isabel C. Byrum
If ever a heartfelt thanksgiving went up to Heaven one from me will ascend to-night.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
We left for Kansas City and was there over the thanksgiving holidays.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for thanksgiving
the act of giving thanks
an expression of thanks to God
a public act of religious observance or a celebration in acknowledgment of divine favours
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