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
  1. noun
    a short prayer of thanks before a meal
    synonyms: blessing, grace
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    type of:
    orison, petition, prayer
    reverent petition to a deity
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What's the Difference Between "thanksgiving" and "Thanksgiving"?

We invite you to celebrate for a moment here with us by contemplating the difference between Thanksgiving with a capital T and thanksgiving, the word.

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