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things, plural;
  1. An object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to
    • - look at that metal rail thing over there
    • - there are lots of things I'd like to buy
    • - she was wearing this pink thing
  2. Personal belongings or clothing
    • - she began to unpack her things
  3. Objects, equipment, or utensils used for a particular purpose
    • - they cleared away the last few lunch things
  4. Anything (used for emphasis)
    • - she couldn't find a thing to wear
  5. Used to express one's disapproval or contempt for something
    • - you won't find me smoking those filthy things
  6. All that can be described in the specified way
    • - his love for all things Italian
  7. Used euphemistically to refer to a man's penis

  8. An inanimate material object as distinct from a living sentient being
    • - I'm not a thing, not a work of art to be cherished
  9. A living creature or plant
    • - the sea is the primal source of all living things on earth
  10. Used to express and give a reason for one's pity, affection, approval, or contempt for a person or animal
    • - have a nice weekend in the country, you lucky thing!
    • - the lamb was a puny little thing
  11. An action, activity, event, thought, or utterance
    • - she said the first thing that came into her head
    • - the only thing I could do well was cook
  12. Circumstances, conditions, or matters that are unspecified
    • - things haven't gone entirely according to plan
    • - how are things with you?
  13. An abstract entity or concept
    • - mourning and depression are not the same thing
  14. A quality or attribute
    • - they had one thing in common—they were men of action
  15. A specimen or type of something
    • - the game is the latest thing in family fun
  16. One's special interest or concern
    • - reading isn't my thing
  17. A situation or activity of a specified type or quality
    • - your being here is just a friendship thing, OK?
  18. What is needed or required
    • - you need a tonic–and here's just the thing
  19. What is socially acceptable or fashionable
    • - it wouldn't be quite the thing to go to a royal garden party in boots
  20. Used to introduce or draw attention to an important fact or consideration
    • - the thing is, I am going to sell this house

  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. matter: a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
  7. A thing (Old Norse, Old English and Icelandic: þing; other modern Scandinavian languages: ting) was the governing assembly in Germanic and introduced into some Celtic societies, made up of the free people of the community and presided by lawspeakers, meeting in a place called a thingstead. ...
  8. The Thing (Benjamin Jacob "Ben" Grimm) is a fictional character, a founding member of the superhero team known as the Fantastic Four in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. 1961). ...
  9. The Thing, also known as the Great Seal bug, was one of the first covert listening devices (or "bugs") to use 'passive' techniques to transmit an audio signal. ...
  10. Thing T. Thing, referred to as just Thing, is a fictional character in the The Addams Family. Thing was originally portrayed as a whole person (always seen in the background watching the family, but never getting noticed or shown fully), but was changed to a hand for the television series.
  11. The Thing! was a Charlton Comics horror title that ran 17 issues from 1952 to 1954. After it was cancelled, it was retitled Blue Beetle.
  12. The Thing? is an Arizona roadside attraction hyped by signs along Interstate 10 between El Paso, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona. Teaser ads, such as The Thing? What is it? ...
  13. The Thing is an upcoming 2011 science fiction horror film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., written by Eric Heisserer, and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton in the lead roles. It is a prequel of the 1982 John Carpenter film of the same name. ...
  14. The Thing is an international net-community of artists and art-related projects that was started in 1991 by Wolfgang Staehle. ...
  15. That which is considered to exist as a separate entity, object, quality or concept; A word, symbol, sign, or other referent that can be used to refer to any entity; An individual object or distinct entity; whatever can be owned; The latest fad or fashion; clothes, possessions or equipment; A ...
  16. event, meeting, court; matter, concern; thing, object
  17. (thingly) Pertaining to the substance of a work, separate from what is conveyed; material, substantive; Actual; real
  18. (thingness) The quality of a material thing; objectivity; actuality; reality
  19. (things) to accomplish during the holidays:
  20. Catch phrase for your obsession or something you enjoy.  "Liberating the mind through LSD is Leary's thing."
  21. "things" represent real-world stuffs and have properties modeling aspects of stuff states. Things have:
  22. This is typically an item that is not a location and is more or less inert. Any item that isn't a room and doesn't need to act or have its own a concept is a thing. ...
  23. (res), External, Nature, TEI:[95]:35, E1:Def.II:45, E1:Def.VII:46, Reality Curve, Soul.
  24. An open-air meeting where Vikings gathered to discuss the law.
  25. The nouns of Java, including Things of primitive type and objects. See the chapter on Things, Types, and Names.