Definition of THING

noun : THING

Source: WordNet 3.1

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

  • 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 ;


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