thanks


thanks
thanks1 W2S1 [θæŋks] interjection informal
1.) used to tell someone that you are grateful for something they have given you or done for you
'Pass the salt, please ... thanks.'
thanks for
Thanks a lot for the drink.
Thanks very much for your help.
Many thanks for the lovely flowers.
thanks for doing sth
I'd love to go to the party. Thanks for asking me.
2.) used as a polite way of accepting something that someone has offered you
'Do you want another cup of coffee?' 'Oh, thanks.'
3.) spoken used when politely answering someone's question
'Hi, Bill, how are you?' ' Fine, thanks .'
4.) no thanks
used to say politely that you do not want something
'How about some cake?' 'Oh, no thanks, I'm on a diet.'
5.) thanks a lot also thanks a bunch AmE spoken
used when really you are annoyed about something and you do not mean 'thank you' at all
thanks 2
thanks2 n [plural]
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Plural of thank 'gratefulness' (11-17 centuries), from Old English thanc 'thought, gratefulness']
1.) the things you say or do to show that you are grateful to someone
Joe got up and left without a word of thanks .
thanks to
My thanks to all of you for your help.
2.) thanks to sb/sth informal
because of someone or something
We've reached our goal of $50,000, thanks to the generosity of the public.
Some ski resorts opened early, thanks to a late-October snowstorm.
see usage noteowing to
3.) no thanks to sb/sth
spoken an expression meaning 'in spite of ', used when someone should have helped you but did not
It was no thanks to you that we managed to win the game.
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HINT sense 2
Do not say 'thank to someone/something'.
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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