thanksgiving

A thanksgiving is a short prayer before a meal that offers thanks.

Thanksgiving is best known as a holiday in which people give thanks. That should help you remember that a thanksgiving is also a short prayer that can be said before any meal on any day. Like the holiday, a thanksgiving expresses gratitude for food. Often, a thanksgiving might express thanks for family, friends, a job, or good news too. A thanksgiving is also called a blessing or grace.

Definitions of thanksgiving
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n a short prayer of thanks before a meal

Synonyms:
blessing, grace
Type of:
orison, petition, prayer
reverent petition to a deity

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