Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “thank you”

thank you

exclamation uk   (informal thanks) us  
A1 used to tell someone that you are grateful because they have given you something or done something for you: That was a delicious lunch, thank you. "Here's your coffee." "Thank you very much (indeed)." Thank you for my birthday present. said when you are answering a polite question or remark: "How are you?" "I'm fine, thank you." "You look very nice in that dress." "Thank you very much." A2 said to politely accept or refuse something that has been offered to you: "Would you like some more cake?" "Yes, I will have a small piece, thank you." "Do you need any help?" "No, thank you." said to show your disapproval of something: I don't want to hear that kind of language, thank you (very much).

thank you

(Definition of thank you from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of thank you?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “thank you” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

monster

any imaginary frightening creature, especially one that is large and strange

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More