verb (used with object)
Origin of thank
Examples from the Web for thank
Heinold's First and Last Chance, Oakland (Jack London, Taft) You can thank Johnny Heinold for your favorite Jack London book.
Then the sun went down and the anger came back as a “Thank You NYPD” rally traded insults with counter-protestors.
Enforcement of U.S Code, Title VII, Chapter 25A “Export Standards for Grapes and Plums” remains fully funded, thank goodness.
“I want to thank support from the Vatican, especially Pope Francis,” he said in a televised statement.The Pope's Diplomatic Miracle: Ending the U.S.-Cuba Cold War|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However you decide to vote in the end, I thank those who continue to give us leverage to improve the bill.
"I thank you," said Johanna, and for an instant her pale face glowed with the same fire which had distinguished her father.A Noble Name|Claire Von Glmer
As my transports grew more moderate, and I found voice to thank my benefactor, he had still an answer.A Gentleman of France|Stanley Weyman
"Thank you, madam," said Ina, in her own sweet but queenly way.The Woman-Hater|Charles Reade
We are convinced therefore, that you mean to do us good by your proposal; and we thank you heartily.
Thank Heaven that I had the sense to turn away from him and to marry a better, if a poorer, man.The Return of Sherlock Holmes|Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for thank
Word Origin for thank
Word Origin and History for thank
Old English þancian "to give thanks," from Proto-Germanic *thankojan (cf. Old Saxon thancon, Old Norse þakka, Danish takke, Old Frisian thankia, Middle Dutch, German danken "to thank"), from *thankoz "thought, gratitude," from PIE root *tong- "to think, feel." For sense evolution, cf. related Old English noun þanc, þonc, originally "thought," but by c.1000 "good thoughts, gratitude." The whole group is from the same root as think (q.v.). In ironical use, "to blame," from 1550s. To thank (someone) for nothing is recorded from 1703. Related: Thanked; thanking.
Idioms and Phrases with thank
In addition to the idioms beginning with thank
- thank God
- thank one's lucky stars
- thanks to
- give thanks for small blessings