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thanks

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noun plural \ˈthaŋ(k)s\

Simple Definition of thanks

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thanks

  1. 1 :  kindly or grateful thoughts :  gratitude

  2. 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>

Examples of thanks in a sentence

  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

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noun plural \ˈthaŋks\

Definition of thanks for Students

  1. 1 :  gratitude <Please express my thanks to her.>

  2. 2 :  an expression of gratitude (as for something received) <We said thanks before eating.>

thanks to
  1. 1 :  with the help of <I'll be able to attend college thanks to Mom and Dad.>

  2. 2 :  because of <… she moved … even faster than he thanks to her long hind legs. — Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat>





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