What does Thing mean?

Definitions for Thing
θɪŋThing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thingnoun

    a special situation

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

  2. thingnoun

    an action

    "how could you do such a thing?"

  3. thingnoun

    a special abstraction

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

  4. thingnoun

    an artifact

    "how does this thing work?"

  5. thingnoun

    an event

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

  6. matter, affair, thingnoun

    a vaguely specified concern

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

  7. thingnoun

    a statement regarded as an object

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

  8. thingnoun

    an entity that is not named specifically

    "I couldn't tell what the thing was"

  9. thingnoun

    any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence

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

  10. thingnoun

    a special objective

    "the thing is to stay in bounds"

  11. thingnoun

    a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion

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

  12. thingnoun

    a separate and self-contained entity

Wiktionary

  1. thingnoun

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

  2. thingnoun

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

  3. thingnoun

    An individual object or distinct entity.

  4. thingnoun

    whatever can be owned.

  5. thingnoun

    The latest fad or fashion.

  6. thingnoun

    clothes, possessions or equipment.

  7. thingnoun

    A unit or container, usually containing edible goods.

  8. thingnoun

    A problem, dilemma, or complicating factor.

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

  9. thingnoun

    A penis.

  10. thingnoun

    A living being or creature.

  11. thingnoun

    That which matters; the crux.

  12. thingnoun

    A public assembly or judicial council in a Germanic country.

  13. Etymology: See thing.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. THINK THINGnoun

    Etymology: ðing , Saxon; ding, Dutch.

    Do not you chide; I have a thing for you.
    ———— You have a thing for me?
    It is a common thing ——
    ———— Ha?
    ———— To have a foolish wife. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    The great master he found busy in packing up his things against his departure. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    The remnant of the meat-offering is a thing most holy. Lev. ii. 3.

    Says the master, you devour the same things that they would have eaten, mice and all. Roger L'Estrange.

    A thing by neither man or woman priz’d,
    And scarcely known enough to be despis’d. Dryden.

    I should blush to own so rude a thing,
    As it is to shun the brother of my king. Dryden.

    Wicked men, who understand any thing of wisdom, may see the imprudence of worldly and irreligious courses. John Tillotson.

    I have a thing in prose, begun above twenty-eight years ago, and almost finished: it will make a four shilling volume. Jonathan Swift.

    See, sons, what things you are! how quickly nature
    Falls to revolt, when gold becomes her object?
    For this the foolish over-careful fathers
    Have broke their sleeps with thought, their brains with care. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Never any thing was so unbred as that odious man. William Congreve.

    The poor thing sighed, and with a blessing expressed with the utmost vehemence turned from me. Addison.

    I’ll be this abject thing no more.
    Love give me back my heart again. George Granville.

    I lov’d the maid I married; never man
    Sigh’d truer breath: but that I see thee here,
    Thou noble thing! more dances my wrapt heart. William Shakespeare.

  2. THINK THINGnoun

    Etymology: ðing , Saxon; ding, Dutch.

    Do not you chide; I have a thing for you.
    ———— You have a thing for me?
    It is a common thing ——
    ———— Ha?
    ———— To have a foolish wife. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    The great master he found busy in packing up his things against his departure. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    The remnant of the meat-offering is a thing most holy. Lev. ii. 3.

    Says the master, you devour the same things that they would have eaten, mice and all. Roger L'Estrange.

    A thing by neither man or woman priz’d,
    And scarcely known enough to be despis’d. Dryden.

    I should blush to own so rude a thing,
    As it is to shun the brother of my king. Dryden.

    Wicked men, who understand any thing of wisdom, may see the imprudence of worldly and irreligious courses. John Tillotson.

    I have a thing in prose, begun above twenty-eight years ago, and almost finished: it will make a four shilling volume. Jonathan Swift.

    See, sons, what things you are! how quickly nature
    Falls to revolt, when gold becomes her object?
    For this the foolish over-careful fathers
    Have broke their sleeps with thought, their brains with care. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Never any thing was so unbred as that odious man. William Congreve.

    The poor thing sighed, and with a blessing expressed with the utmost vehemence turned from me. Addison.

    I’ll be this abject thing no more.
    Love give me back my heart again. George Granville.

    I lov’d the maid I married; never man
    Sigh’d truer breath: but that I see thee here,
    Thou noble thing! more dances my wrapt heart. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thingnoun

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

  2. Thingnoun

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

  3. Thingnoun

    a transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed

  4. Thingnoun

    a portion or part; something

  5. Thingnoun

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

  6. Thingnoun

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

  7. Thingnoun

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

  8. Thingnoun

    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

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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. Dillon Gabriel:

    You got to realize you’re down 21-0, i remember after throwing that pick, Coach Gus said, ‘We’re going to win this thing.’ And that just gave me confidence and it circled around. Just that belief that we built has been really showing.

  2. Bill Maher:

    He was pushing back on Joe Biden for saying, you know, if you vote for President Trump, you aint Black and I dont think that is a good thing for Joe Biden to have said, he [ Cameron ] said I have my own mind.

  3. Peter Palion:

    I'm not going to call it a bad thing. It's more like a bandaid.

  4. Cometan:

    The hardest thing was to let Them and The Philosophy go from my complete control.

  5. Seth Bluestein:

    The easiest thing anyone could do to restore confidence in our elections.

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