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.

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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British National Corpus

  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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Numerology

  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. Deedee Oliveira:

    Thank God it was a dog and not human remains, if not, Ithink I would’ve gone crazy.

  2. Ziad Radi:

    Heat or no heat, this is my responsibility, normally, I drink a lot of water but, thank God, I am fasting now, so I just have to try to keep going.

  3. Jonathan Isaac:

    I am not anti-vax. I’m not anti-medicine. I’m not anti-science. I didn’t come to my current vaccination status by studying Black history or watching Donald Trump press conferences. I have nothing but the utmost respect for every healthcare worker and person in Orlando and all across the world that have worked tirelessly to keep us safe. My mom has worked in healthcare for a really long time. I thank God, I’m grateful that I live in a society where vaccines are possible and we can protect ourselves and have the means to protect ourselves in the first place, but with that being said, it is my belief that the vaccine status of every person should be their own choice and completely up to them without bullying, without being pressured or without being forced into doing so. I’m not ashamed to say that I’m uncomfortable with taking the vaccine at this time. I think that we’re all different. We all come from different places. We’ve all had different experiences and hold dear to different beliefs. And what it is that you do with your body when it comes to putting medicine in there should be your choice, free of the ridicule and the opinion of others.

  4. Rebecca Fyffe:

    It’s an opportunity to thank the SBA for the incredible support they provided my business.

  5. Sandra Lindsay:

    I'm feeling well. I would like to thank all the frontline workers and all my colleagues... doing their job during this pandemic all over the world, i feel hopeful today, relieved. I hope this marks the beginning of the end of a very painful time.

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