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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