1. [ noun ] a special situation

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

Related terms: situation
2. [ noun ] an action

"how could you do such a thing?"

Related terms: action
3. [ noun ] an artifact

"how does this thing work?"

Related terms: artifact pill standby variation snorter wobbler flagship
4. [ noun ] an event

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

Related terms: happening feast
5. [ noun ] a statement regarded as an object

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

Related terms: statement
6. [ noun ] any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence

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

Related terms: attribute
7. [ noun ] a special abstraction

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

Related terms: abstraction
8. [ noun ] a vaguely specified concern
Synonyms: matter affair

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

Related terms: concern
9. [ noun ] an entity that is not named specifically

"I couldn't tell what the thing was"

Related terms: entity horror change stinker freshener whacker security_blanket jimdandy
10. [ noun ] a special objective

: "the thing is to stay in bounds"

Related terms: aim
11. [ noun ] a separate and self-contained entity
Related terms: entity body_of_water nothing subject part necessity variable unit reservoir inessential something anything
12. [ noun ] a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion

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

Related terms: feeling
Similar spelling:   things