Definition of "thank" []

  • To express gratitude to; give thanks to: He thanked her for the gift. (verb-transitive)
  • To hold responsible; credit: We can thank the parade for this traffic jam. (verb-transitive)
  • To convey feelings of gratitude to (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To hold responsible (verb)
  • Used in exclamations of relief (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "thank" in a sentence
  • "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.""