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.

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  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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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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. Emeasoba George:

    Do you know? You may need to move backward sometimes in order to move forward like never before. Yes of course, backwardness do preceed forwardness. Now, may I ask. Are you currently down to nothing? Or are you presently experiencing a setback in anything and for any reason? Or have you lost anything worth having like money, opportunities or any other valueable thing? If yes, then cheer yourself up. For, sooner or later you will bounce back into glory or goodies like never before. I mean, you will soon recover whatever you do think that you've lost. Yes! your later or subsequent glory/dignity shall surpass your former or past glory/dignity.

  2. Mokhtar Ahmed:

    Cholera and the wars are one thing and corona is something else, with war, we moved from one place to another and we settled down... But with corona, no matter where you go, it will find you.

  3. Ilhan Omar:

    The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said' al Qaeda' he sort of like -- his shoulders went up.

  4. Andrew Luck:

    It's not the quarterback-versus-quarterback thing, we're not on the field at the same time. I have a lot of respect for him, what he does, what he still does is amazing.

  5. Page Pate:

    I don't think there is a clear enough hook to show that what they wanted from Bezos was a thing of value.

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