Thanksgiving - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˈθæŋksˌɡɪvɪŋ/
singularThanksgiving
pluralThanksgivings
singularThanksgiving Day
pluralThanksgiving Days

or Thanksgiving Day 

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  1. in the US, the fourth Thursday in November, and in Canada, the second Monday in October, when families have a special meal, traditionally to celebrate all the things that they are grateful for

    Will you be seeing your family on Thanksgiving?

    a Thanksgiving dinner

    1. a.
      in the US, the holiday period of four or five days that includes this day

      Are you going home for Thanksgiving?