follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

Thanksgiving Day

noun
1.
a national holiday celebrated as a day of feasting and giving thanks for divine favors or goodness, observed on the fourth Thursday of November in the U.S. and in Canada on the second Monday of October.
Origin of Thanksgiving Day
1665-1675
1665-75, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Thanksgiving Day
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • On Thanksgiving Day of 1862 we reached my uncle's house in the neighborhood where we now live.

  • Even near the southern boundary, the weather was quite wintry before Thanksgiving Day of last year.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
  • They both had something to tell before Thanksgiving Day, but it was not just what Elizabeth had expected to hear.

    David Fleming's Forgiveness Margaret Murray Robertson
  • Was anything said on the day, Thanksgiving Day 1962, to lead you to believe that he knew how to drive or operate an automobile?

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

noun
1.
an annual day of holiday celebrated in thanksgiving to God on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and on the second Monday of October in Canada Often shortened to Thanksgiving
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for Thanksgiving Day
noun
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Thanksgiving Day

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Thanksgiving

24
28
Scrabble Words With Friends