Definitions for thank
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thank, give thanksverb
express gratitude or show appreciation to
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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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.
"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.
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
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
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.]
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'thank' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1633
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'thank' in Written Corpus Frequency: #198
Rank popularity for the word 'thank' in Verbs Frequency: #173
The numerical value of thank in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of thank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity...of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
Who would have ever dreamed that there would be someone willing to dedicate their time, their materials, you know, to freeing us from a wretched, dark past, you know? But I thank God for Jen, I thank God for Survivor's Ink, I thank God for the chance to be that survivor.
I think we're seeing in working mothers a change from 'Thank God it's Friday' to 'Thank God it's Monday.' If any working mother has not experienced that feeling, her children are not adolescent.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
I want to thank my fans for their support and love all these years, thank you Miami. Thank you Latin America. Thank you Mexico. Thank you world !
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- agrairCatalan, Valencian
- poděkovat, děkovatCzech
- sich bedanken, dankenGerman
- ευγνωμονώ, ευχαριστώGreek
- thoir taing doScottish Gaelic
- शुक्रिया करना, धन्यवाद देनाHindi
- megköszön, köszönHungarian
- gratias agoLatin
- поблагодарить, благодаритьRussian
- poďakovať, ďakovaťSlovak
- ขอบพระคุณ, ขอบคุณ, ขอบใจThai
- teşekkür etmekTurkish
- подякувати, дякуватиUkrainian
- biết ơn, cám ơnVietnamese
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