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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Thank  \Thank\  (th[a^][-n]k),  n.;  pl  {Thanks}.  [AS.  [thorn]anc, 
  [thorn]onc,  thanks,  favor,  thought;  akin  to  OS  thank  favor, 
  pleasure,  thanks,  D.  &  G.  dank  thanks,  Icel.  [thorn]["o]kk, 
  Dan.  tak,  Sw  tack,  Goth.  [thorn]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. 
  ``This  ceremonial  thanks.''  --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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  acknowledgment  of  appreciation  [syn:  {thanking}] 
  2:  with  the  help  of  or  owing  to  "thanks  to  hard  work  it  was  a 
  great  success" 

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