What does Thing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thing(noun)

    a special situation

    "this thing has got to end"; "it is a remarkable thing"

  2. thing(noun)

    an action

    "how could you do such a thing?"

  3. thing(noun)

    a special abstraction

    "a thing of the spirit"; "things of the heart"

  4. thing(noun)

    an artifact

    "how does this thing work?"

  5. thing(noun)

    an event

    "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."

  6. matter, affair, thing(noun)

    a vaguely specified concern

    "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"

  7. thing(noun)

    a statement regarded as an object

    "to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?"

  8. thing(noun)

    an entity that is not named specifically

    "I couldn't tell what the thing was"

  9. thing(noun)

    any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence

    "the thing I like about her is ..."

  10. thing(noun)

    a special objective

    "the thing is to stay in bounds"

  11. thing(noun)

    a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion

    "he has a thing about seafood"; "she has a thing about him"

  12. thing(noun)

    a separate and self-contained entity

Wiktionary

  1. thing(Noun)

    That which is considered to exist as a separate entity, object, quality or concept.

    Etymology: See thing.

  2. thing(Noun)

    A word, symbol, sign, or other referent that can be used to refer to any entity.

    Etymology: See thing.

  3. thing(Noun)

    An individual object or distinct entity.

    Etymology: See thing.

  4. thing(Noun)

    whatever can be owned.

    Etymology: See thing.

  5. thing(Noun)

    The latest fad or fashion.

    Etymology: See thing.

  6. thing(Noun)

    clothes, possessions or equipment.

    Etymology: See thing.

  7. thing(Noun)

    A unit or container, usually containing edible goods.

    Etymology: See thing.

  8. thing(Noun)

    A problem, dilemma, or complicating factor.

    The car looks cheap, but the thing is, I have doubts about its safety.

    Etymology: See thing.

  9. thing(Noun)

    A penis.

    Etymology: See thing.

  10. thing(Noun)

    A living being or creature.

    Etymology: See thing.

  11. thing(Noun)

    That which matters; the crux.

    Etymology: See thing.

  12. thing(Noun)

    A public assembly or judicial council in a Germanic country.

    Etymology: See thing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thing(noun)

    whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or distinguishable object of thought

  2. Thing(noun)

    an inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material

  3. Thing(noun)

    a transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed

  4. Thing(noun)

    a portion or part; something

  5. Thing(noun)

    a diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; -- often used in pity or contempt

  6. Thing(noun)

    clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one's things

  7. Thing(noun)

    whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; -- distinguished from person

  8. Thing(noun)

    in Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly

Freebase

  1. Thing

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thing

    thing, n. an inanimate object: a living being (in tenderness or in contempt): an event: a part: (pl.) clothes, wraps.—ns. Thing′iness, reality, objectivity: disposition to take a materialistic view of things; Thing′-in-itself′, a noumenon, the Ger. ding an sich; Thing′umbob, Thing′ummy (coll.), a thing, anything, an indefinite name for some person whom one cannot be troubled to name distinctly.—adj. Thing′y, materialistic.—Do the handsome thing by, to treat generously; Know a thing or two, to be shrewd; Make a good thing of it, to reap a good advantage from; The thing, the proper or right thing. [A.S. thing, thinc; Ger. ding.]

  2. Thing

    ting, n. a parliament, or a court of law, in Scandinavian countries. [Ice. thing, an assembly.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Thing

    name for a legislative or judicial assembly among the Scandinavians.

Editors Contribution

  1. thing

    A known and specific data, information, product, word or detail.

    Those things over there are to be deleted from the computer.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Thing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #336

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Thing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #131

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Thing' in Nouns Frequency: #7

Anagrams for Thing »

  1. night, Night

How to pronounce Thing?

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How to say Thing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Thing in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    One thing I won't do is just say as a candidate: 'I'm just going to tear up the agreement on the first day.' That sounds great, but maybe you ought to check in with your allies first, maybe you ought to appoint a secretary of state, maybe a secretary of defense. You might want to have your team in place before you take an act like that.

  2. Yunus Mssika:

    During the 1960's sisal was the main thing in the Tanzanian economy, and it contributed almost 65% of the foreign exchange of the country.

  3. Christian Walzer:

    The other thing you have to consider is that these animals are massively stressed in these cages so their immune systems fail very quickly, it is a perfect system. You couldn't do it any better if you tried.

  4. Tom Perez:

    Well the most important thing we're going to do is to build a fair, level playing field for everybody, i welcome the debate. I think there is going to be a bumper crop of candidates and that the American people are going to see a very robust Democratic Party. What will unite all of them is that they are all fighting for a better deal and a brighter future and better tomorrows for everyone, not just a few at the top. And what we're doing at the DNC is making sure we build the infrastructure, the organizing infrastructure, the technology infrastructure so that whoever ... becomes the nominee that they can walk into a DNC that enables them to sprint across the finish line.Listen hereWhile Perez said he hopes ideas and ideals are what helps to unite his party, it may just be mutual disgust for Trump that will act as the super glue for Democrats.Below are some of excerpts of my interview with DNC Chairman Tom Perez. This QA has been edited for brevity, clarity and flow.Mark Preston: As you look at the current state of play right now, what is the Democratic plan to address Donald Trump in this off year?Tom Perez: Step one is that we have to take on Donald Trump in all of these areas that he's trying to take America back, and make America weak, not make America great. Equally important though, we can't simply be against Donald Trump. We've got to articulate what we are for, and we have always been fighting for a fair shake for everyone. Listen hereFollow CNN OpinionJoin us on Twitter and FacebookPreston: (W)hen you were running for chairman, ... it was a bit of a contentious fight. There was a lot of criticism from the grassroots about the battle between establishment Democrats and grassroots Democrats. ... What is being done behind the scenes to try to bridge the divide between those two (factions)?Perez: Every single day we are leading with our values. ... If we want to address income inequality in this country, one of the most important things we can do is support efforts for people to unionize and form a union. When unions succeed, the middle class succeeds. When unions succeed, income inequality goes down, and what we have to do as a party is be out there on the issues that matter the most to people: health care, good jobs, the efforts to cut support for public education, we have to articulate what we stand for.

  5. Felipe Lago:

    Although I was scared, I decided to post what happened to me on Facebook, i got a lot of responses from friends and others saying the same thing happened to them.

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