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Meaning & Definition of Thing in English

English

Thing

/θɪŋ/

noun

1. A special situation

  • "This thing has got to end"
  • "It is a remarkable thing"
    synonym:
  • thing

2. An action

  • "How could you do such a thing?"
    synonym:
  • thing

3. A special abstraction

  • "A thing of the spirit"
  • "Things of the heart"
    synonym:
  • thing

4. An artifact

  • "How does this thing work?"
    synonym:
  • thing

5. An event

  • "A funny thing happened on the way to the..."
    synonym:
  • thing

6. A vaguely specified concern

  • "Several matters to attend to"
  • "It is none of your affair"
  • "Things are going well"
    synonym:
  • matter
  • ,
  • affair
  • ,
  • thing

7. A statement regarded as an object

  • "To say the same thing in other terms"
  • "How can you say such a thing?"
    synonym:
  • thing

8. An entity that is not named specifically

  • "I couldn't tell what the thing was"
    synonym:
  • thing

9. Any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence

  • "The thing i like about her is ..."
    synonym:
  • thing

10. A special objective

  • "The thing is to stay in bounds"
    synonym:
  • thing

11. A persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion

  • "He has a thing about seafood"
  • "She has a thing about him"
    synonym:
  • thing

12. A separate and self-contained entity

    synonym:
  • thing

Examples of using

I doubt that Tom would ever do that kind of thing.
It's a thing which you use when you watch films.
This is the real thing.