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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thanksnoun

    an acknowledgment of appreciation

  2. thanksnoun

    with the help of or owing to

    "thanks to hard work it was a great success"

Wiktionary

  1. thanksnoun

    An expression of gratitude.

    After all I've done, a simple acknowledgment is all the thanks I get?

  2. thanksnoun

    Grateful feelings or thoughts.

  3. thanksinterjection

    Used to express appreciation or gratitude.

    Could you give me a hand, please? Yes, sure. Thanks.

  4. Etymology: From the þancian, from þankōnan, from þankaz, from tong-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thank, Thanksnoun

    Acknowledgment paid for favour or kindness; expression of gratitude. Thanks is commonly used of verbal acknowledgment, gratitude of real repayment. It is seldom used in the singular.

    Etymology: ðancas , Saxon; dancke, Dutch.

    The poorest service is repaid with thanks. William Shakespeare.

    Happy be Theseus, our renowned duke.
    —— Thanks, good Egeus, what’s the news? William Shakespeare.

    The fool faith, I have no thank for all my good deed; and they that eat my bread speak evil of me. Ecclus. xx. 16.

    He took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all. Acts xxvii. 35.

    Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory. 1 Cor. xv.

    Some embrace suits which never mean to deal effectually in them; but they will win a thank, or take a reward. Francis Bacon.

    For this to th’ infinitely good we owe
    Immortal thanks. John Milton.

ChatGPT

  1. Thanks

    "Thanks" is a term used to express gratitude or appreciation towards someone or something for an action, gift, or favor. It is a way to acknowledge and show gratefulness for the kindness or assistance received.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thanks

    of Thank

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. thanks

    Public acknowledgments for gallant actions.

Editors Contribution

  1. thanks

    An expression of appreciation.

    They always said thanks to the lady in the shop as she was so kind and helpful.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thanks' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2181

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thanks' in Written Corpus Frequency: #535

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thanks' in Nouns Frequency: #754

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thanks in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thanks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of thanks in a Sentence

  1. Robert Wilensky:

    We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.

  2. Scott Thompson:

    One of the things that's so cool about this is everyone is so happy, we get all these comments on Facebook, or if I'm out in the field, everybody is like,' Thanks for doing this,'( and)' This is what I needed.' People are so happy to be out there and have a place to go.

  3. Seth Rogen:

    It ends and, it is like he had just completed a backflip and he’s waiting for the applause, at which point everyone looks to me to express the group reaction. I was like, ‘It was OK. Cool. Thanks. We should talk about it. That’s not how we pictured the character.'.

  4. Seth Rosenfeld:

    Unfortunately, if other steelmakers gain in terms of higher prices thanks to consolidation, this may only provide them more headroom to maintain the status quo for years to come, this is an industry that has seen waves of consolidation in times of either extreme distress or empire building. This environment is neither.

  5. Vincent Lebot:

    The impact will be very severe on the local economy. Many children continue to go to school because their parents pay the school fees thanks to kava.

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