American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To express gratitude to; give thanks to: He thanked her for the gift.
- v. To hold responsible; credit: We can thank the parade for this traffic jam.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Grateful thought; gratitude; good will.
- n. Expression of gratitude; utterance of a sense of kindness received; acknowledgment by words or signs of a benefit or favor conferred: now used almost exclusively in the plural.
- To express gratitude to, as for a favor or benefit conferred; make acknowledgments to, as of good will or service due for kindness bestowed.
- To give thanks.
- n. obsolete An expression of appreciation; a thought.
- v. To express gratitude or appreciation to someone.
- v. Credit or hold something responsible.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- v. To express gratitude to (anyone) for a favor; to make acknowledgments to (anyone) for kindness bestowed; -- used also ironically for
- v. express gratitude or show appreciation to
- From Old English þancian, from Proto-Germanic *þankōnan. Compare Dutch and German danken. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English thanken, from Old English thancian; see tong- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Oh, thank you, _thank_ you, aunty, for thinking of the hot supper.”
“You see he's to _thank God_ for detecting him -- thank God even at that frightful moment, and with that frightful death before him as a consequence.”
“Oh! thank you -- _thank you_!" she said, with trembling lip and tearful eyes as she held out her hand, "I feel _sure_ that you will find father.”
“But it cannot be, I thank you, I _thank_ you for your sympathy.”
“Oh, thank you, _thank_ you," she said gratefully; "you are”
“She is sick -- it will kill her to lose him -- You have said what I expected, and I thank you, thank you, _thank_ you!”
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“I again thank you for starting this thread, because it brought to light a fundamental aspect of the Culture War.”
“Finally, I want to once again thank the Forum for all the helpful ideas and advice I received, especially the private responders.”
“Once again thank you again for writing to Bob with your concerns.”
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