• enPR: thăngk IPA: /θæŋk/
  • (America) IPA: [θæŋk]
  • (British) IPA: [θaŋk]
  • (æ-tensing, New York) IPA: [θeɪ̯ŋk], [t̪eɪ̯ŋk]

thank (plural thanks)

  1. (obsolete) An expression of appreciation; a thought.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Luke 6:33 ↗:
      If ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
    • 1644, John Milton, The Doctrine or Discipline of Divorce:
      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?

thank (thanks, present participle thanking; past and past participle thanked)

  1. (transitive) To express gratitude or appreciation toward.
    She thanked him for the lift.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
      The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman and the Lion now thanked the Good Witch earnestly for her kindness; and Dorothy exclaimed: […]
  2. (transitive) To feel gratitude or appreciation toward.
    I'll thank you not to smoke in my house!
    • 1844, The Quarterly Review (volume 74, page 104)
      Our readers would not thank us for going into the badgerings which had for some time annoyed the chancellor on the subject of arrears in his court.
  3. (transitive) To credit or hold responsible.
    We can thank global warming for this weather.
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