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Meaning of thanksgiving

thanks•giv•ing

Pronunciation: (thangks"giv'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, esp. to God.
  2. an expression of thanks, esp. to God.
  3. a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness.
  4. a day set apart for giving thanks to God.
  5. (cap.) See
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