Meaning of “thanks” in the English Dictionary

"thanks" in British English

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uk /θæŋks/ us /θæŋks/ informal

thanksnoun [ plural ]

uk /θæŋks/ us /θæŋks/

B2 words or actions that show you are grateful or pleased about something:

They expressed their thanks to the organizers.
He wrote a letter of thanks to the hospital.
Let us give thanks to God.

More examples

  • Chris deserves our special thanks for all his efforts.
  • I would like to express my thanks for your kindness.
  • The new Chairperson stood up and proposed a vote of thanks to the retiring Chair for all her hard work.
  • Many thanks for your lovely long letter which arrived in this morning's post.
  • She penned a note of thanks to her hostess.

(Definition of “thanks” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thanks" in American English

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thanksplural noun

us /θæŋks/

appreciation and pleasure because of something that has been done for you:

I want to offer a word of thanks to all those who helped.
thanks to

Thanks to means because of:

Thanks to Sandy, I found this great apartment.

(Definition of “thanks” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)