|1.||[ noun ] a special situation|
"this thing has got to end" "it is a remarkable thing"
|2.||[ noun ] an action|
"how could you do such a thing?"
|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?"
|6.||[ noun ] any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence|
: "the thing I like about her is ..."
|7.||[ noun ] a special abstraction|
"a thing of the spirit" "things of the heart"
|8.||[ noun ] a vaguely specified concern|
"several matters to attend to" "it is none of your affair" "things are going well"
|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"
|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"