Definitions

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.)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • 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?

    Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » Elvish fonts

  • It looks a matter of when, not if, Manchester City wins the title thanks to the club's huge spending power.

    Tip of the Day

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-03-18

  • Local papers carried ads announcing the appearance of “Dr. David Duke” the title thanks to a Ukrainian honorary doctorate.

    Inmate David Duke

  • Bronx Zoo cobra finally has a name thanks to New Yorkers who voted in online poll Thursday, April 7th 2011, 11:59 AM

    NY Daily News

  • Seattle finished a laughable 7-9 and tied with St. Louis, but won the title thanks to a better division record than St. Louis, 4-2 vs.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Texas trailed California heading into the final day, but claimed the title thanks to nine top-eight finishes on the final day.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • Norstar moved a step closer to the title thanks to goals from

    Totally Jewish News Feed

  • Franklin surged to the title thanks to Melaine Pearson's third-place 9.575 and Lauren Zurowski's fourth-place 9.525 on the floor.

    JSOnline.com

  • The Eagles (16-6) were led to the title thanks to 12 3-pointers on the night, with four different players hitting from beyond the arc.

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  • Thanks a bunch, John!
    I can't imagine how I managed to survive the last 19 years without wordie.

    September 24, 2008

  • Sounds good to me!

    November 26, 2007

  • I think we should continue this discussion under cake and/or ice cream. Maybe even beer and wine. ;-)

    November 26, 2007

  • Many thanks from me too, John! You have created yet another reason why I never have time to do any work. The site is becoming more and more interesting, and I will be fascinated to see how it develops in its second year.

    November 26, 2007

  • Me, too!

    November 26, 2007

  • As today is the official first birthday of Wordie, I just want to say congratulations and such. A monumental occasion.

    November 26, 2007

  • What reesetee said. Er, smiled. :-P

    November 25, 2007

  • :-D :-D :-D

    And that's all I have to say about that.

    November 24, 2007

  • Thanks John for all your hard work in making this a great community.

    November 23, 2007

  • Ditto. Wordie is a treasure. Thank you John.

    November 23, 2007

  • happy birthday wordie, and thanks John!

    November 23, 2007

  • As we're celebrating Thanksgiving here in the U.S., I wanted to thank you all for making Wordie so much fun. I'm constantly amazed at what a great group of people congregate here--thanks!

    This holiday and Wordie have a special relationship. Though it didn't launch until a day or two later, I built most of the initial version in a tryptophan haze last Thanksgiving.

    November 23, 2007