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English Dictionary: thank by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. express gratitude or show appreciation to [syn: thank, give thanks]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thank \Thank\ (th[acr][nsmac]k), n.; pl. {Thanks}. [AS. [ed]anc,
      [ed]onc, thanks, favor, thought; akin to OS. thank favor,
      pleasure, thanks, D. & G. dank thanks, Icel. [ed][94]kk, Dan.
      tak, Sw. tack, Goth. [ed]agks thanks; -- originally, a
      thought, a thinking. See {Think}.]
      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.
      [bd]This ceremonial thanks.[b8] --Massinger.
               If ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank
               have ye? for sinners also do even the same. --Luke vi.
               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?                                       --Milton.
               Thanks, thanks to thee, most worthy friend, For the
               lesson thou hast taught.                        --Longfellow.
      {His thanks}, {Her thanks}, etc., of his or her own accord;
            with his or her good will; voluntary. [Obs.]
                     Full sooth is said that love ne lordship, Will not,
                     his thanks, have no fellowship.         --Chaucer.
      {In thank}, with thanks or thankfulness. [Obs.]
      {Thank offering}, an offering made as an expression of

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thank \Thank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thanked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Thanking}.] [AS. [ed]ancian. See {Thank}, n.]
      To express gratitude to (anyone) for a favor; to make
      acknowledgments to (anyone) for kindness bestowed; -- used
      also ironically for blame.
               [bd]Graunt mercy, lord, that thank I you,[b8] quod she.
               I thank thee for thine honest care.         --Shak.
               Weigh the danger with the doubtful bliss, And thank
               yourself if aught should fall amiss.      --Dryden.
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