WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
thanks•giv•ing /ˌθæŋksˈgɪvɪŋ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act of giving thanks.
  2. [countable] an expression of thanks, esp. to God.
  3. [proper noun;
    Thanksgiving]
    a public celebration for giving thanks, esp. a holiday in the United States and Canada.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
thanks•giv•ing  (thangks′giving), 
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 Thanksgiving Day. 
Etymology:
  • thank + -s3 + giving 1525–35


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

thanksgiving /ˈθæŋksˌɡɪvɪŋ; US: θæŋksˈɡɪvɪŋ/ n
  1. the act of giving thanks
  2. an expression of thanks to God



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