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Thanksgiving Day

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
1665-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There is generally a kind of thanksgiving-day once a year, when the people of neighboring tribes meet and dance.

  • No gifts were prepared for her; the thanksgiving-day was one of mourning to the homeless.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • And it was I that pitched it into the tent at you thanksgiving-day evening.

    The Drummer Boy John Trowbridge
  • The next day was thanksgiving-day, and my house was thronged with guests.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • But if the wedding-day was rather sad, thanksgiving-day, that soon followed, was far otherwise.

    Janet's Love and Service Margaret M Robertson
  • I will be nine years old on thanksgiving-day, and hope to celebrate my birthday by eating plenty of turkey and oysters.

  • Osborne, who told me that it was a thanksgiving-day through the City for the return of the Parliament.

British Dictionary definitions for thanksgiving-day

Thanksgiving Day

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
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