thing meaning

[ θiŋ ] Pronunciation:   "thing" in a sentence
Noun: thing  thing
  1. A special situation
    "this thing has got to end"; "it is a remarkable thing" 
  2. An action
    "how could you do such a thing?" 
  3. A special abstraction
    "a thing of the spirit"; "things of the heart" 
  4. An artifact
    "how does this thing work?" 
  5. An event
    "a funny thing happened on the way to the..." 
  6. A vaguely specified concern
    "things are going well"
    - matter, affair 
  7. A statement regarded as an object
    "to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?" 
  8. An entity that is not named specifically
    "I couldn't tell what the thing was" 
  9. Any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence
    "the thing I like about her is ..." 
  10. A special objective
    "the thing is to stay in bounds" 
  11. A persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion
    "he has a thing about seafood"; "she has a thing about him" 
  12. A separate and self-contained entity

Derived forms: things

Type of: abstract, abstraction, action, aim, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], attribute, concern, entity, feeling, happening, natural event, object, objective, occurrence, occurrent, physical entity, situation, state of affairs, statement, target

Encyclopedia: Thing


[American slang]
n. one's interest.
• This isn't exactly my thing, but I'll give it a try.
• This is just your thing! Enjoy it!


[Law]
n. See CHOSE.

Examples

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  1. they had learned to give up many things.
  2. i've certainly been remiss about things.
  3. there's such a thing as moderation in all matters.
  4. talking is one thing, doing is another.
  5. it is hard to forget repulsive things.

Related Words

  1. thin-sown meaning
  2. thin-spun meaning
  3. thin-wall conduit meaning
  4. thin-walled meaning
  5. thine meaning
  6. thing or two meaning
  7. thing-in-itself meaning
  8. thingamabob meaning
  9. thingamajig meaning
  10. thingamy meaning
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