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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hanks, Tom Hanks, Thomas J. Hanksnoun

    United States film actor (born in 1956)


  1. hanks

    Hanks generally refer to a coil or loop of something, especially twine, yarn, or rope. In units of measurement, it refers to a specific length of skein of textile yarn, depending on the type and density of the material.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hanks

    Hoops or rings of rope, wood, or iron, fixed upon the stays, to seize the luff of fore-and-aft sails, and to confine the staysails thereto, at different distances. Those of wood are used in lieu of grommets, being much more convenient, and of a later invention. They are framed by the bending of a rough piece of wood into the form of a wreath, and fastened at the two ends by means of notches, thereby retaining their circular figure and elasticity; whereas the grommets which are formed of rope are apt to relax in warm weather, and adhere to the stays, so as to prevent the sails from being readily hoisted or lowered.--Iron hanks are more generally used now that stays are made of wire.--Hank is also a skein of line or twine.--Getting into a hank, irritated by jokes.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HANKS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hanks is ranked #2066 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hanks surname appeared 17,498 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Hanks.

    83.1% or 14,548 total occurrences were White.
    10.4% or 1,830 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 457 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 334 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 261 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 68 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for Hanks »

  1. khans

  2. Naskh

  3. ankhs

  4. shank

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hanks in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hanks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Hanks in a Sentence

  1. Tom Hanks:

    It was written on cue cards... I didn't need the cue cards after a while because you get into it, but Bob Zemeckis says,' I don't know, it's a minefield, Colonel Tom Parker, it's a minefield. Tom Hanks never know what people are gon na take away from it.' And it ends up being, Tom Hanks know, that thing.

  2. Tom Hanks:

    But Bob Zemeckis says,' I don't know, it's a minefield, Colonel Tom Parker, it's a minefield. Tom Hanks never know what people are gon na take away from it.' And it ends up being, Tom Hanks know, that thing.

  3. Kit Harington:

    I knew the book because I studied it at school. I was very excited to play Roland Leighton. I love the way he wrote those beautiful letters and poems to his loved one. I like doing that myself, and it’s really a lost art, actually, I have that Tom Hanks typewriting app. I love it. There’s no spell check so you really have to think it out.

  4. Stephen Colbert:

    I guess there are no good people left, so let’s just get it over with, just tell us whatever you did, Jimmy Carter ! Barack Obama ! Tom Hanks ! Malala !

  5. Tim McGraw.As it turns out:

    You never want to botch a scene when you got Tom Hanks in there with you, but yeah, Tom Hanks in there's Tom Hanks in there. We've been friends for a long time. Rita, Tom Hanks in there wife, and Faith are best friends, and Tom Hanks in there and I've been friends for 25 years, 24 years. I knew that there was this part in there, and I gave Tom Hanks in there a call said,' Hey, would you be interested in showing up doing a cameo in this show that we're doing ?' And Tom Hanks in there goes,' Tell me when to be there,' and Tom Hanks in there just showed up.'.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    • A. germ
    • B. sheath
    • C. abandon
    • D. secession

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