What does grateful mean?

Definitions for grateful
ˈgreɪt fəlgrate·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grateful, thankfuladjective

    feeling or showing gratitude

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

  2. gratefuladjective

    affording comfort or pleasure

    "the grateful warmth of the fire"

Wiktionary

  1. gratefuladjective

    Showing appreciation, being thankful.

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

  2. gratefuladjective

    Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.

  3. gratefuladjective

    Pleasing, welcome.

  4. Etymology: from + -ful.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GRATEFULadjective

    Etymology: gratus, Latin.

    A grateful mind
    By owing owes not, but still pays. John Milton.

    Years of service past,
    From grateful souls exact reward at last. John Dryden, Fables.

    Whatsoever is ingrate at first, is made grateful by custom; but whatsoever is too pleasing at first, groweth quickly to satiate. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Now golden fruits on loaded branches shine,
    And grateful clusters swell with floods of wine. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gratefuladjective

    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. Gratefuladjective

    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 express thanks for the simple qualities or things in life.

    They are so grateful to have each other and their families, it makes them so 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

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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. Terry Lewis:

    It's crazy to think we're about to release our debut album after all these years, this is going to be a very special moment and we are grateful to have this team behind us.

  2. Jima Smith:

    I'm just so grateful it was Mr. John Butler who was there to save the day for my child, i'm so grateful for John Butler.

  3. Nirmal Singh:

    Our family is overwhelmed and grateful for the amount of support my father received after this horrible assault. He has now arrived back in India, where he can receive the additional care and support he needs in this difficult time from our family, we are hopeful that a suspect will be arrested, because we see this as an attack on all who wear turbans and other articles of faith -- and even though my father has left New York, we will do everything we can to continue helping the investigation.

  4. Gary Peters:

    Senator Cortez Masto’s hard work and strong leadership as DSCC Chair played a critical role in Democrats winning the Senate majority, i look forward to drawing on my own experience winning tough races to continue that work, and I am grateful to Majority Leader Schumer and our caucus for trusting me with this responsibility. We have a great opportunity in 2022 to defend and expand our Democratic majority.

  5. Deidre Smith:

    They were all taken to the hospital for normal protocol procedures and medical evaluation, our number priority is to make sure everyone was safe and OK after the accident. We are extremely grateful and thankful that these service members are not injured.

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