|Origin:||Plural of thank 'gratefulness' (11-17 centuries), from Old English thanc 'thought, gratefulness'|
the things you say or do to show that you are grateful to someone:
Joe got up and left without a word of thanks.
My thanks to all of you for your help.
because of someone or something: ! Do not say 'thank to someone/something'. ➔ see usage note owing to
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.
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.