Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To express gratitude to; give thanks to.
  • transitive verb To hold responsible; credit.
  • transitive verb Used ironically in the future tense to express a rebuke.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Grateful thought; gratitude; good will.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun [Obs.] of his or her own accord; with his or her good will; voluntary.
  • noun [Obs.] with thanks or thankfulness.
  • noun an offering made as an expression of thanks.
  • transitive verb To express gratitude to (anyone) for a favor; to make acknowledgments to (anyone) for kindness bestowed; -- used also ironically for blame.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete An expression of appreciation; a thought.
  • verb To express gratitude or appreciation to someone.
  • verb Credit or hold something responsible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb express gratitude or show appreciation to

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English thanken, from Old English thancian; see tong- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English þanc, from Proto-Germanic *þankaz. Compare Dutch dank, German Dank.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old English þancian, from Proto-Germanic *þankōnan. Compare Dutch and German danken.

Examples

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  • THANK - (verb) - Ability to cognitively process.

    Usage: "Ah thank ah'll have a bare."

    April 8, 2008