Thanks|giv|ing

Thanks|giv|ing
thanks|giv|ing «THANGKS GIHV ihng», noun.
1. the giving of thanks, especially the act of giving thanks to God.
2. an expression of thanks: »

They offered a thanksgiving to God for their escape.

3. a) a public celebration, often with religious services, held as a solemn acknowledgment of God's favor. b) a day set apart for this purpose.
Thanks|giv|ing «THANGKS GIHV ihng», noun.
= Thanksgiving Day. (Cf.Thanksgiving Day)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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