What does grateful mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term 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?

  2. grateful(Adjective)

    Recognizing the importance of a source of pleasure.

  3. grateful(Adjective)

    Pleasing, welcome.

  4. Origin: 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.

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

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



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