noun plural \ˈthaŋ(k)s\

: a good feeling that you have towards someone who has helped you, given something to you, etc.

: something done or said to express thanks

—used like “thank you” as a polite way of accepting or refusing an offer

Full Definition of THANKS

:  kindly or grateful thoughts :  gratitude
:  an expression of gratitude <return thanks before the meal> —often used in an utterance containing no verb and serving as a courteous and somewhat informal expression of gratitude <many thanks>

Examples of THANKS

  1. <to express our thanks, we'd like to present you with this plaque>

Origin of THANKS

plural of Middle English thank, from Old English thanc thought, gratitude; akin to Old High German dank gratitude, Latin tongēre to know
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with THANKS


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