Thanks is defined as a shorter way of saying thank you, which is defined as what someone says when they appreciate something someone has done for them.
An example of thanks is what you'd say to someone who's opened the door for you.
an expression of gratitude; grateful acknowledgment of something received by or done for one
Origin of thanksplural of Middle English thank from Old English thanc, thanks: see thank
- thanks be given to
- on account of; because of
- Grateful feelings or thoughts; gratitude: a heart full of thanks for our escape.
- An expression of gratitude: gave thanks to God; a note of thanks to a contributor.
Used to express thanks.
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of thank