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thanksgiving (n.)

1530s, "the giving of thanks," from thanks (n.) + present participle of give (v.). In the specific sense of "public celebration acknowledging divine favors" thanksgiving dates from 1630s (the first one in America was held October 1621 by Plymouth Colony Pilgrims in appreciation of assistance from members of the Massasoit tribe and celebration of the first harvest); though Thanksgiving Day itself is not attested until 1670s.

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Definitions of thanksgiving from WordNet
1
thanksgiving (n.)
a short prayer of thanks before a meal;
Synonyms: grace / blessing
2
Thanksgiving (n.)
fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag;
Synonyms: Thanksgiving Day
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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