What does THANK mean?

Definitions for THANK

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thank, give thanksverb

    express gratitude or show appreciation to

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thank, Thanksnoun

    Acknowledgment paid for favour or kindness; expression of gratitude. Thanks is commonly used of verbal acknowledgment, gratitude of real repayment. It is seldom used in the singular.

    Etymology: ðancas , Saxon; dancke, Dutch.

    The poorest service is repaid with thanks. William Shakespeare.

    Happy be Theseus, our renowned duke.
    —— Thanks, good Egeus, what’s the news? William Shakespeare.

    The fool faith, I have no thank for all my good deed; and they that eat my bread speak evil of me. Ecclus. xx. 16.

    He took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all. Acts xxvii. 35.

    Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory. 1 Cor. xv.

    Some embrace suits which never mean to deal effectually in them; but they will win a thank, or take a reward. Francis Bacon.

    For this to th’ infinitely good we owe
    Immortal thanks. John Milton.

  2. To Thankverb

    Etymology: ðancian , Saxon; dancken, Dutch; thanken, German.

    The forlorn soldier, that so nobly fought,
    He would have well become this place, and grac’d
    The thankings of a king. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    For your stubborn answer
    The king shall know it, and, no doubt, thank you. William Shakespeare.

    We thank God always for you. 2 Thes. i. 3.

    He was so true a father of his country,
    To thank me for defending ev’n his foes,
    Because they were his subjects. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.

    Ill fare our ancestor impure,
    For this we may thank Adam. John Milton.

    Weigh the danger with the doubtful bliss,
    And thank yourself, if ought should fall amiss. Dryden.

    That Portugal hath yet no more than a suspension of arms; they may thank themselves, because they came so late into the treaty; and, that they came so late, they may thank the whigs, whose false representations they believed. Jonathan Swift.


  1. thank

    B-cell activating factor (BAFF) also known as tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 13B and CD257 among other names, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TNFSF13B gene. BAFF is also known as B Lymphocyte Stimulator (BLyS) and TNF- and APOL-related leukocyte expressed ligand (TALL-1) and the Dendritic cell-derived TNF-like molecule (CD257 antigen; cluster of differentiation 257).


  1. Thank

    A "thank" is an expression of gratitude or appreciation towards someone for their actions, assistance, or kindness. It is commonly used to acknowledge and show one's gratitude for a favor, a gift, or support received from another person.

  2. thank

    "Thank" is a verb that is used to express gratitude or appreciation towards someone or for something they have done. It acknowledges and recognizes the kindness, assistance, or favor received from someone through words or gestures of thanks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thanknoun

    a expression of gratitude; an acknowledgment expressive of a sense of favor or kindness received; obligation, claim, or desert, or gratitude; -- now generally used in the plural

  2. Thanknoun

    to express gratitude to (anyone) for a favor; to make acknowledgments to (anyone) for kindness bestowed; -- used also ironically for blame

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thank

    thangk, v.t. to express gratitude for a favour.—n. (usually in pl.) expression of gratitude for favour received, often elliptically=My thanks to you.—adj. Thank′ful, full of thanks: grateful.—adv. Thank′fully.—n. Thank′fulness.—adj. Thank′less, unthankful: not expressing thanks or favours: not gaining thanks.—adv. Thank′lessly, in a thankless manner: unthankfully.—ns. Thank′lessness, the state of being thankless: ingratitude; Thank′-off′ering, an offering made to express thanks for mercies received; Thanks′giver, one who gives thanks, or acknowledges a favour; Thanks′giving, act of giving thanks: a public acknowledgment of divine goodness and mercy: a day set apart for this, esp. that in the United States on the last Thursday of November: a form of giving thanks, a grace, that form preceding the last two prayers of morning or evening prayer or of the litany—the General Thanksgiving; Thank′worthiness, the state of being thankworthy.—adj. Thank′worthy, worthy of, or deserving, thanks.—n. Thank′-you-ma'am, a ridge or hollow across a road—from the sudden bobbing of the head of a person in a vehicle crossing it. [A.S. thanc, thonc, will, thanks; cog. with Ger. dank; from the root of think.]

Editors Contribution

  1. thank

    To express gratitude.

    We do thank all our family when we all share time together, we bring food, share time, laugh, play and enjoy the unity of adults and children united.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THANK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1633

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THANK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #198

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'THANK' in Verbs Frequency: #173

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of THANK in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of THANK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of THANK in a Sentence

  1. Dave Thompson:

    We’re aware of a post that hasbeen rapidly circulating through social channels espousing views offensive abhorrent to the values of our agency. There is an active investigationinto the matter. Thank you to those who have shared your concerns and we takethis matter seriously. the social media posts were coming in fast and furious – it went viral.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    The work you're doing to support our Democratic institutions, the infrastructure of our elections, the rule of law, the rule of law applies to everyone equally could not be more important, it's been such a pleasure to meet so many of you and thank you for all you're doing to support my wonderful colleague.

  3. Martin Langesfeld:

    I want to truly say thank you.

  4. Lorraine Smalls:

    It took a lot of guts for that young man to shoot that video, but thank God he did.

  5. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti:

    We shouldn't just do things that get us to the next job, we should do things that, long after people remember our names, they say thank God somebody said this building need to be strengthened. We survived that quake.

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    an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
    A inexpiable
    B splay
    C lank
    D tantamount

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