thing1 [thing] Show IPA
a material object without life or consciousness; an inanimateobject.
some entity, object, or creature that is not or cannot bespecifically designated or precisely described: The stick hada brass thing on it.
anything that is or may become an object of thought: thingsof the spirit.
things, matters; affairs: Things are going well now.
a fact, circumstance, or state of affairs: It is a curious thing.
an action, deed, event, or performance: to do great things;His death was a horrible thing.
a particular, respect, or detail: perfect in all things.
aim; objective: The thing is to reach this line with the ball.
an article of clothing: I don't have a thing to wear.
implements, utensils, or other articles for service: I'llwash the breakfast things.
personal possessions or belongings: Pack your thingsand go!
a task; chore: I've got a lot of things to do today.
a living being or creature: His baby's a cute little thing.
a thought or statement: I have just one thing to say to you.
Informal . a peculiar attitude or feeling, either positive ornegative, toward something; mental quirk: She has a thingabout cats.
something signified or represented, as distinguished from aword, symbol, or idea representing it.
Law . anything that may be the subject of a property right.
new thing, Jazz . free jazz.
something that is correct or fashionable: That café isthe thing now.
that which is expedient or necessary: The thing to do isto tell them the truth.