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thanks

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

1
:  kindly or grateful thoughts :  gratitude
2
:  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>
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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

THANKS Defined for Kids

thanks

noun plural \ˈthaŋks\

Definition of THANKS for Kids

1
:  gratitude <Please express my thanks to her.>
2
:  an expression of gratitude (as for something received) <We said thanks before eating.>
thanks to
1
:  with the help of <I'll be able to attend college thanks to Mom and Dad.>
2
:  because of <… she moved … even faster than he thanks to her long hind legs. — Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat>

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