- thanks1 [ θæŋks ] interjection INFORMAL ***1. ) used for telling someone you are grateful for something they have said or done:You're looking well. Thanks.thanks for (doing) something: Thanks for reminding me.Thanks for dinner it was great.2. ) used for politely accepting something that is offered to you:Do you want a piece of candy? Thanks, I'd love one.3. ) used with no for politely refusing something that is offered to you:Can I get you a drink? No thanks.thanks a lot INFORMAL1. ) used for telling someone you are very grateful to them:Thanks a lot for doing the dishes.2. ) used for telling someone that something they did was not helpful or kind:You didn't leave any for me? Thanks a lot, Peter!thanksthanks 2 [ θæŋks ] noun plural ***things that you say or do to tell people that you are grateful to them:Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your concern and generosity.thanks to1. ) used for saying that someone or something is responsible for something good that happened:Thanks to this treatment, her condition has improved.2. ) used for saying that you blame someone or something for something bad that happened:Air traffic is in chaos, thanks to the government's incompetence.no thanks to SPOKENused for saying that someone or something did not help you to achieve something:At long last we made it, no thanks to you.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.