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There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
O. Henry

Meaning of "Thanksgiving Day" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THANKSGIVING DAY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THANKSGIVING DAY

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Thanksgiving Day is a noun.
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WHAT DOES THANKSGIVING DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.

Definition of Thanksgiving Day in the English dictionary

The definition of Thanksgiving Day in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THANKSGIVING DAY

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WORDS THAT END LIKE THANKSGIVING DAY

April Fools´ Day
Ascension Day
Australia Day
Boxing Day
Canada Day
Christmas Day
Father´s Day
Groundhog Day
Inauguration Day
Independence Day
Judgment Day
Labor Day
Last Day
May Day
Memorial Day
Mother´s Day
New Year´s Day
Saint Valentine´s Day
the Lord´s Day
Veterans Day

Synonyms and antonyms of Thanksgiving Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Thanksgiving Day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THANKSGIVING DAY

Find out the translation of Thanksgiving Day to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Thanksgiving Day from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Thanksgiving Day» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

感恩节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Día de Acción de Gracias
570 millions of speakers

English

Thanksgiving Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धन्यवाद दिवस
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

عيد الشكر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

День благодарения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Dia de Ação de Graças
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধন্যবাদ জ্ঞাপনের দিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Thanksgiving Day
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

hari kesyukuran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

thanksgiving Day
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

感謝祭
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

추수 감사절
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Thanksgiving Day
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ngày Lễ Tạ Ơn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நன்றி தினம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आभाराचा दिवस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Şükran Günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Giorno del Ringraziamento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dzień Dziękczynienia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

день подяки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ziua Recunoștinței
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ημέρα των Ευχαριστιών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Thanksgiving Day
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Thanksgiving Day
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Thanksgiving Day
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Thanksgiving Day

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THANKSGIVING DAY»

The term «Thanksgiving Day» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.334 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THANKSGIVING DAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Thanksgiving Day

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8 QUOTES WITH «THANKSGIVING DAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Thanksgiving Day.
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Rodney Atkins
I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I'm looking forward to it. I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm!
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Regina Brett
If no one shopped on Thanksgiving Day, the stores wouldn't open. End of story. I say we all take the pledge and stay home. Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for what you have, not to save a few dollars to get more.
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Adam Davidson
Holiday binge-buying has deep roots in American culture: department stores have been associating turkey gluttony with its spending equivalent since they began sponsoring Thanksgiving Day parades in the early 20th century.
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Amy Grant
Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.
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O. Henry
There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
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Irv Kupcinet
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
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Willard Scott
When I was just starting out in the business, I used to love to watch Lorne Greene doing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I said right then, 'That's what I want to do someday,' and it's been one dream that has come true.
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Bob Wells
In our family, mom and dad are Longhorns, our first two kids are Aggies and we're hoping our last one is a Longhorn. It gives us family fun on Thanksgiving Day.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THANKSGIVING DAY»

Discover the use of Thanksgiving Day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Thanksgiving Day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Thanksgiving Day
The story of the first Thanksgiving is one we'll never forget -- especially when we have friends and family to celebrate it with year after year.
Anne Rockwell, 2002
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
"Let's have a parade" is the phrase that begins a beloved American tradition, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Robert M. Grippo, Christopher Hoskins, 2004
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This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story
Twelve short poems combine counting with the story of the first Thanksgiving.
Laura Krauss Melmed, 2009
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Thanksgiving Day
Simple text and photographs describe the history of Thanksgiving Day and how it is celebrated.
Mari C. Schuh, 2003
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The Best Thanksgiving Day
Pooh, Tigger, Christopher Robin, and their friends have trouble about having a Thanksgiving turkey.
Ann Braybrooks, Arkadia, A. A. Winnie-The-Pooh Milne, 1998
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Thanksgiving Day: A Time to Be Thankful
Describes the first Thanksgiving day while exploring different modern traditions.
Elaine Landau, 2001
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The Thanksgiving Day from the Black Lagoon
These fun-filled chapter books mix school, monsters, and common kid problems with hilarious results.
Mike Thaler, 2014
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Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday
The origins and ever-changing story of America's favorite holiday
James W. Baker, 2010
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The Very First Thanksgiving Day
Rhyming verses trace the events leading up to the first Thanksgiving Day.
‎2008
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Thanksgiving Day
Explains the background of the celebration of Thanksgiving.
Robert Merrill Bartlett, 1965

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THANKSGIVING DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Thanksgiving Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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Retailers see large increase in Thanksgiving Day sales causing a …
“Black Friday is still an important day to us, and we were busy throughout the day ... million shoppers spending via stores or websites over the long Thanksgiving ... «New York Daily News, Nov 14»
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Anarchists target Thanksgiving Day Parade
Snoopy and Woodstock could be in trouble as anarchists plotted a way to stop the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Wednesday night. Photo: Eric ... «New York Post, Nov 14»
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Eagles - Cowboys Odds: Thanksgiving Day Throwdown
The Eagles took care of business, as did we. 2-0 for the third time in three weeks, putting me in position to make a run at >55%. for the year. Not much to take ... «Bleeding Green Nation, Nov 14»
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Week 13 NFL picks: Familiar foes face off in Thanksgiving Day
In 2012, the three road teams went 3-0 in the Thanksgiving Day triple-header, with the three home teams returning the favor in 2013. I don't foresee another ... «SI.com, Nov 14»
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Thyme-roasted turkey and ham on White House Thanksgiving Day
People gather along Pennsylvania Avenue at the White House on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday. President Barack Obama and his family are having a traditional ... «lehighvalleylive.com, Nov 14»
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Messy Winter Storm Snarls Thanksgiving Travel
A big winter storm spinning its way across the East Coast of the United States is expected to wreak havoc on Thanksgiving Day travel plans. The National ... «NPR, Nov 14»
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Isn't it time for a shoppers' strike on Thanksgiving Day?
Retail analyses don't show a huge clamor among consumers for shopping on Thanksgiving Day or evening. The burden, nonetheless, falls on employees, who ... «Los Angeles Times, Nov 14»
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Legislators: Time To Discourage Shopping On Thanksgiving Day
A group of Connecticut legislators is looking to discourage Thanksgiving Day shopping, saying stores shouldn't force employees to stack shelves instead of feast ... «Hartford Courant, Nov 14»
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The 30 big name stores that won't open on Thanksgiving Day
A campaign to 'take back' Thanksgiving Day from retail shopping is gathering momentum as some national store chains are trumpeting their closure, while other ... «Christian Science Monitor, Nov 14»
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Black Friday sales drop 13 percent, thanks to Thanksgiving Day
Shoppers spent $9.74 billion at stores in the U.S. on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that's typically the busiest shopping day of the year. That's a 13.2 ... «Dallas Morning News, Nov 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Thanksgiving Day [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/thanksgiving-day>. Oct 2020 ».
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