verb (used with object)
1. to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment to: She thanked them for their hospitality.
2. Usually thanks. a grateful feeling or acknowledgment of a benefit, favor, or the like, expressed by words or otherwise: to return a borrowed book with thanks.
3. thanks, (used as an informal expression of gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment).
4. have oneself to thank, to be personally to blame; have the responsibility: The citizens have only themselves to thank for corruption in government.
5. no thanks to, (used to express annoyance) not owing to: I caught my flight after all, no thanks to you.
6. thank God, (used as an interjection to express relief, thankfulness, etc.) Also thank goodness, thank heaven .
7. thanks to, (used to express gratitude or blame) because of; owing to: Thanks to good organization and hard work, the benefit concert was a great success. The case went poorly thanks to the lawyer's incompetence.
8. thank you, (used as an interjection to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment, as for a gift, favor, service, or courtesy).
thank·er , noun
re·thank , verb (used with object)
un·thanked , adjective
un·thank·ing , adjective
Related Words for thanks
gratitude, recognition, acknowledgment, blessing, thanksgiving, credit, praise, gratefulness, thankfulness, benediction, grace, gramercy
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Origin: Origin of thank
before 900; (noun) Middle English: favorable thought, goodwill, gratitude, (in singular and plural) expression of thanks; Old English thanc (in singular) expression of thanks, orig., thought, thoughtfulness; (v.) Middle English thanken, Old English thancian (cognate with Dutch, German danken ); akin to think
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