Word of the Day: Thanks


thanks / thăngks


1. an acknowledgment of gratitude for kindness, favor, or the like

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.

Tecumseh, 1768 – 1813

2. gratitude; thoughts or feelings of gratefulness

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882


1. present tense of the verb “thank” used in third person, singular narration

He who thanks but with the lips

Thanks but in part;

The full, the true Thanksgiving

Comes from the heart.

John G. Shedd, 1850 – 1926