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 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

How to pronounce grateful?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Dan Jenkins:

    Id never experienced even as an old, cynical writer as much excitement as all of us felt that afternoon following that action, there have been so many great moments in golf that you even forget some of them. But that one still stands out. ... There have been so many great tournaments that Ive been privileged to see, and people paid me to go watch, that Im awfully grateful for it.

  2. Bill Haslam:

    William Turner was among the bravest American heroes to fight for our country in World War II, we are grateful that William Turner will be laid to rest on Tennessee soil and William Turner family will have the closure and certainty of truly knowing his final resting place.

  3. Rory McIlroy:

    It's awesome. I'm really grateful, i really felt the love out there. Celebrate another decade of my life and I get to do it on one of my favorite golf courses in the world, it's pretty cool.

  4. Thomas Page McBee:

    I feel emerging joy and excitement one moment, and then in the next, profound sadness reading about people wanting to take gender-affirming health care away from children, i feel so grateful to be at this place in my life, and I want to use the strength I have to help in all the ways that I can.

  5. Randi Morales:

    Sehera Ali Asgar is very grateful to the FBI and the DOJ, and they believe the court gave the right sentence.

Images & Illustrations of grateful

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