Definitions for thingθɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an inanimate object:
a person, animal, or thing.
some object that is not or cannot be specifically designated:
Hand me that thing.
anything that is or may become an object of thought:
things of the spirit.
things, matters; affairs:
How are things?
a fact, circumstance, or state of affairs:
It is a curious thing.
an action, event, or performance:
Biking is a fun thing.
a particular; detail:
You left out some things.
The thing is to enjoy it.
an article of clothing:
not a thing to wear.
things, implements; utensils: personal possessions:
the breakfast things.
Pack your things!
a task; chore:
things to do.
a living being; creature.
a thought; observation:
a thing or two to say.
a peculiar attitude toward something:
She has a thing about cats.
something represented, as distinguished from a word, symbol, or idea representing it.
Informal.issue; subject; topic (usu. preceded by a noun):
the leadership thing.
the thing, something that is correct or fashionable: that which is expedient:
It's the new thing.
Do the right thing.
Idioms for thing:
do one's thing,Informal.to pursue a lifestyle that expresses one's self.
Category: Common Vocabulary
see or hear things,to hallucinate.
Origin of thing:
bef. 900; ME; OE: assembly, affair, entity, being; see thing2
a special situation
"this thing has got to end"; "it is a remarkable thing"
"how could you do such a thing?"
a special abstraction
"a thing of the spirit"; "things of the heart"
"how does this thing work?"
"a funny thing happened on the way to the..."
matter, affair, thing(noun)
a vaguely specified concern
"several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
a statement regarded as an object
"to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?"
an entity that is not named specifically
"I couldn't tell what the thing was"
any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence
"the thing I like about her is ..."
a special objective
"the thing is to stay in bounds"
a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion
"he has a thing about seafood"; "she has a thing about him"
a separate and self-contained entity
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth you cannot or do not want to name
What's that slimy thing on the floor?; It's a thing that looks like a giant teacup.
a subject or piece of information, or sth you say or think
I think I said the wrong thing.; Oh, one more thing - do you still have my DVD?; The main thing is that everyone is safe.; He loves science and that kind of thing.
a situation, action, or event
I saw the strangest/funniest/weirdest etc. thing today.; The best thing to do is to forget it.; It's a good thing you heard her calling us.
an entire situation
I thought the whole thing was ridiculous.
an object, not a person, animal, or plant
a pile of papers and other things; I'm not good at making things.
a part of sth
The best thing about the movie is the acting.
Where did you leave your things?
sth that sb is interested in
Classical music isn't really his thing.; You just go ahead and do your thing.
indicates one important reason for sth
"Why don't you invite him?" "Well, for one thing, Mom doesn't like him."
to have strong positive or negative feelings about sb or sth
She has a thing about Elvis - she has all his albums.; I have a thing about flying - I can't do it.
used to say that you cannot control or change a bad situation
It wasn't your fault - it's just one of those things.
She doesn't know a thing about me.
used to introduce an explanation
I'd like to do it, but the thing is, I can't afford to.
That which is considered to exist as a separate entity, object, quality or concept.
A word, symbol, sign, or other referent that can be used to refer to any entity.
An individual object or distinct entity.
whatever can be owned.
The latest fad or fashion.
clothes, possessions or equipment.
A unit or container, usually containing edible goods.
A problem, dilemma, or complicating factor.
The car looks cheap, but the thing is, I have doubts about its safety.
A living being or creature.
That which matters; the crux.
A public assembly or judicial council in a Germanic country.
A public assembly or judicial council in a Germanic country.
Origin: See thing.
whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or distinguishable object of thought
an inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material
a transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed
a portion or part; something
a diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; -- often used in pity or contempt
clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one's things
whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; -- distinguished from person
in Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly
The Thing is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. His trademark orange rocky appearance, sense of humor, blue eyes, and his famous battle cry, "It's clobberin' time!", makes him a very recognizable comic book character. The Thing's speech patterns are loosely based on those of Jimmy Durante. Michael Chiklis portrayed The Thing in the 2005 film Fantastic Four, and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. In 2011, IGN ranked the Thing 18th in the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name for a legislative or judicial assembly among the Scandinavians.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'thing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #336
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'thing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #131
Rank popularity for the word 'thing' in Nouns Frequency: #7
Translations for thing
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an object; something that is not living
What do you use that thing for?
- coisaPortuguese (BR)
- die SacheGerman
- ting; genstandDanish
- πράγμα, αντικείμενοGreek
- چیز؛ شیFarsi
- stvar, predmetCroatian
- 물건, 물체Korean
- priekšmets; lietaLatvian
- ting, sakNorwegian
- sak, föremål, tingSwedish
- şey, nesne, maddeTurkish
- 事或物，東西Chinese (Trad.)
- річ, предметUkrainian
- شئ، غير جان دارUrdu
- đồ vậtVietnamese
- 事或物，东西Chinese (Simp.)
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