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Definitions of thing

  1. a vaguely specified concern; " several matters to attend to"; " it is none of your affair"; " things are going well"
  2. a special situation; " this thing has got to end"; " it is a remarkable thing"
  3. a separate and self- contained entity
  4. an action; " how could you do such a thing?"
  5. an artifact; " how does this thing work?"
  6. an entity that is not named specifically; " I couldn't tell what the thing was"
  7. any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; " the thing I like about her is ..."
  8. a special abstraction; " a thing of the spirit"; " things of the heart"
  9. a special objective; " the thing is to stay in bounds"
  10. a statement regarded as an object; " to say the same thing in other terms"; " how can you say such a thing?"
  11. a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; " he has a thing about seafood"; " she has a thing about him"
  12. an event; " a funny thing happened on the way to the..."
  13. Alt. of Ting
  14. Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or distinguishable object of thought.
  15. An inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material.
  16. A transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed.
  17. A portion or part; something.
  18. Clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one's things.
  19. In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.
  20. A diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; - often used in pity or contempt.
  21. Whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; - distinguished from person.
  22. That which has a separate, individual existence; lifeless matter, as a stone; any object of thought; an event or act; a creature; an indefinite object.
  23. An inanimate object: an event: a part.
  24. An inanimate object; event; action; fact.
  25. Any distinct substance; a distinct object of thought.
  26. Personal belongings, as clothes.
  27. Clothes; luggage.
  28. Any substance; any particular article or commodity; an animal; an act or event spoken of; a portion or part.
  29. That which can be thought of; a matter; an affair; an event or action; any substance; used in contempt, by way of extenuation or in pity, as " never any thing was soill- bred," " the poor thing sighed".
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Quotes of thing

  1. The only thing I like about rich people is their money. – Nancy Astor
  2. Michael died five years ago this January, and the first thing that really struck me about the script was the part about her peeling off from the funeral and just getting into a rowboat and having a real kind of cry where nobody was. – Judi Dench
  3. I met Ashley two weeks before I married him. It was a joke -the most ridiculous thing I've ever done. Once I was married, I didn't want to be a failure, so I stuck it out for six months, which was about six months too long. – Shannen Doherty
  4. You just have to do your own thing no matter what anyone says. It's your life. – Ethan Embry
  5. When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts. – Michael Ende
  6. The Goth character was a difficult thing to get my head round. I'm not really a fan of Goth music. I'm more a piano and guitar man- that's what I love. – Richard Fleeshman
  7. It's a very brave thing to fall in love. You have to be willing to trust somebody else with your whole being, and that's very difficult, really difficult and very brave. – Nicole Kidman
  8. The important thing is the diversity available on the Web. – Tim Berners Lee
  9. I have no doubt that there are great people about though... the thing of it is, nothing to this day moves me like classical music( Debussy, Vaughn Williams). – Gary Lucas
  10. Nobody thinks that they're evil or bad, they think that they're doing the right thing – Andrew McCarthy
  11. Yes, but I think the big thing for everyone is to wear what they want and what suits them. – Richard O'Brien
  12. The only thing that will be remembered about my enemies after they're dead is the nasty things I've said about them. – Camille Paglia
  13. At the time I was arrested I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in. – Rosa Parks
  14. I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing and that is that I know nothing. – Socrates
  15. This is the wonderful thing about espionage, nothing exists any more. – William Stephenson

Usage examples for thing

  1. Mother says that's the first thing – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  2. Best thing best thing to do." – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  3. It is the only thing to do. – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  4. Could she give her this one thing – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  5. But one thing we must do. – Faust by Goethe
  6. I'm sure it's a good thing you came home. – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay
  7. He was right in one thing – Tinker's Dam by Joseph Tinker
  8. It was quite the right thing to do. – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. " What is this thing I see? – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  10. But a thing like that! – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  11. " You know," he said, " I had a good thing going for me out there. – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  12. It is a good thing to say we do not know. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. Don't miss a thing – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  14. First you do your thing – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  15. The time is long, but the thing is sure. – Bunyan Characters First Series by Alexander Whyte
  16. Why had he done this thing – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  17. There wasn't a thing that will help. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  18. It is good to do one thing and to do it well. – The Water of Life and Other Sermons by Charles Kingsley
  19. It was a good thing – Remarks by Bill Nye
  20. The idlest thing in the world, child. – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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