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Meaning of THANK

Pronunciation:  thangk

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  express gratitude or show appreciation to

THANK is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: give thanks
 See Also: acknowledge, convey, impart, recognise, recognize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Thank\ (th[a^][-n]k), n.; pl. {Thanks}. [AS. [thorn]anc,
    [thorn]onc, thanks, favor, thought; akin to OS. thank favor,
    pleasure, thanks, D. & G. dank thanks, Icel. [thorn]["o]kk,
    Dan. tak, Sw. tack, Goth. [thorn]agks thanks; -- originally,
    a thought, a thinking. See {Think}.]
    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.
    ``This ceremonial thanks.'' --Massinger.
          If ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank
          have ye? for sinners also do even the same. --Luke vi.
          What great thank, then, if any man, reputed wise and
          constant, will neither do, nor permit others under his
          charge to do, that which he approves not, especially in
          matter of sin?                           --Milton.
          Thanks, thanks to thee, most worthy friend, For the
          lesson thou hast taught.                 --Longfellow.
    {His thanks}, {Her thanks}, etc., of his or her own accord;
       with his or her good will; voluntary. [Obs.]
             Full sooth is said that love ne lordship, Will not,
             his thanks, have no fellowship.       --Chaucer.
    {In thank}, with thanks or thankfulness. [Obs.]
    {Thank offering}, an offering made as an expression of
  2. \Thank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thanked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Thanking}.] [AS. [thorn]ancian. See {Thank}, n.]
    To express gratitude to (anyone) for a favor; to make
    acknowledgments to (anyone) for kindness bestowed; -- used
    also ironically for blame.
          ``Graunt mercy, lord, that thank I you,'' quod she.
          I thank thee for thine honest care.      --Shak.
          Weigh the danger with the doubtful bliss, And thank
          yourself if aught should fall amiss.     --Dryden.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are thanking someone indicates that you are acknowledging and accepting some aspect of that person within your own self.