thanks

plural noun \ ˈthaŋ(k)s \

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

Origin and Etymology of thanks

plural of Middle English thank, from Old English thanc thought, gratitude; akin to Old High German dank gratitude, Latin tongēre to know



THANKS Defined for English Language Learners

thanks

noun

Definition of thanks for English Language Learners

  • : 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


THANKS Defined for Kids

thanks

noun plural \ ˈthaŋks \

Definition of thanks for Students

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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