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Definition of "thanks" []

  • Grateful feelings or thoughts; gratitude: a heart full of thanks for our escape. (noun-plural)
  • An expression of gratitude: gave thanks to God; a note of thanks to a contributor. (noun-plural)
  • Used to express thanks. (interjection)
  • No thanks to Without the benefit of help from: finally found the house, no thanks to these confusing directions. (idiom)
  • Thanks to On account of; because of: "our national good fortune in having avoided, thanks to the religion clauses of the First Amendment, the dismal possibilities of religious censorship” ( Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.) (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thanks" in a sentence
  • "Love thanks i’d really apprecieate it……my sister also uses my email so make sure you put who its from…..thanks so much alison on 29 Jan 2004 at 10:54 pm92Margaret can u plz write these words in tht elvish font?"
  • "It looks a matter of when, not if, Manchester City wins the title thanks to the club's huge spending power."
  • "Oh, I'd heard the term thanks to exposés on the evening news and that kind of thing, but I never really thought about it."