from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Grateful feelings or thoughts; gratitude: a heart full of thanks for our escape.
- n.pl. An expression of gratitude: gave thanks to God; a note of thanks to a contributor.
- interj. Used to express thanks.
- idiom 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.)
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- interj. Used to express appreciation or gratitude.
- n. Plural form of thank.
- n. An expression of gratitude.
- n. Grateful feelings or thoughts.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of thank.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. with the help of or owing to
- n. an acknowledgment of appreciation
From the Old English þancian ("to give thanks"), from Proto-Germanic *þankōnan, from Proto-Germanic *þankaz (“thought, gratitude”), from Proto-Indo-European *tong- (“to think, feel”). (Wiktionary)