Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun thanksgiving

2 senses of thanksgiving

Sense 1
Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day -- (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)
       => legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday -- (authorized by law and limiting work or official business)
       => feast day, fete day -- (a day designated for feasting)

Sense 2
grace, blessing, thanksgiving -- (a short prayer of thanks before a meal; "their youngest son said grace")
       => prayer, petition, orison -- (reverent petition to a deity)

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