What does grateful mean?

Definitions for grateful
ˈgreɪt fəlgrate·ful

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word grateful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grateful, thankful(adj)

    feeling or showing gratitude

    "a grateful heart"; "grateful for the tree's shade"; "a thankful smile"

  2. grateful(adj)

    affording comfort or pleasure

    "the grateful warmth of the fire"

Wiktionary

  1. grateful(Adjective)

    Showing appreciation, being thankful.

    I'm grateful that you helped me out. Is there any way I can repay you?

    Etymology: from + -ful.

  2. grateful(Adjective)

    Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.

    Etymology: from + -ful.

  3. grateful(Adjective)

    Pleasing, welcome.

    Etymology: from + -ful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grateful(adj)

    having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received; willing to acknowledge and repay, or give thanks for, benefits; as, a grateful heart

  2. Grateful(adj)

    affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grateful

    grāt′fōōl, adj. causing pleasure: acceptable: delightful: thankful: having a due sense of benefits.—adv. Grate′fully.—ns. Grate′fulness; Gratificā′tion, a pleasing or indulging: that which gratifies: delight; Grat′ifier.—v.t. Grat′ify, to do what is agreeable to: to please: to soothe; to indulge:—pa.p. grat′ified.p.adj. Grat′ifying. [O. Fr. grat—L. gratus, pleasing, thankful, and suff. -ful.]

Editors Contribution

  1. grateful

    To give thanks for the simple qualities or things in life.

    They were so grateful to have each other and their families, it made them very happy.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3683

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2536

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grateful' in Adjectives Frequency: #476

How to pronounce grateful?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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How to say grateful in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grateful in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grateful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of grateful in a Sentence

  1. RVM:

    When I compare my Life with others who are less fortunate, I feel so blessed and grateful that I immediately stop complaining and start Living with Joy and Gratitude.

  2. Jim Hart:

    In my 32 year career, this is the worst day that I've ever experienced, he was the kind of person we all hope to be. Today, we lost a hero. We are grateful to have known him and we mourn with his family.

  3. White House:

    Sanders initially said that Porter would not leave immediately. Rob Porter was a key figure in Trump's White House. (AP) Porter, meanwhile, pushed back strongly on the allegations in the press. These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described. I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign, my commitment to public service speaks for itself. I have always put duty to country first and treated others with respect. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served in the Trump Administration and will seek to ensure a smooth transition when I leave the White House.

  4. Stephen Curry:

    To be in the same category and to pass a guy like Ray Allen and all the iconic moments hes had in playoff games and finals games, its pretty surreal, definitely honored and grateful for those opportunities. I always joked, if I shoot a lot of 3s I better make a lot of them.

  5. First Covenant Church of Minneapolis:

    We are grateful to have him, and we hold him and his family with love and grace.

Images & Illustrations of grateful

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