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Definition of '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. an artifact; "how does this thing work?"
  4. an event; "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."
  5. a statement regarded as an object; "to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?"
  6. any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; "the thing I like about her is ..."
  7. a special abstraction; "a thing of the spirit"; "things of the heart"
  8. a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
       Synonyms: matter affair
  9. an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"
  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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