adjective thank·ful \ˈthaŋk-fəl\

: glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc.

: of, relating to, or expressing thanks

Full Definition of THANKFUL

:  conscious of benefit received <for what we are about to receive make us truly thankful>
:  expressive of thanks <thankful service>
:  well pleased :  glad <was thankful that it didn't rain>
thank·ful·ness noun

Examples of THANKFUL

  1. Everyone was thankful to hear the good news.
  2. <we were thankful that someone else was footing the bill for the lavish wedding banquet>

First Known Use of THANKFUL

before 12th century
THANKFULNESS Defined for Kids


adjective thank·ful \ˈthaŋk-fəl\

Definition of THANKFUL for Kids

:  feeling or showing thanks :  grateful
:  glad 1 <“I'm so thankful I was here to help you out!” — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting>
thank·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
thank·ful·ness noun


Next Word in the Dictionary: thankfullyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: thankeeAll Words Near: thankful
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears