Definitions English

  • An entity, an idea, or a quality perceived, known, or thought to have its own existence.
  • The real or concrete substance of an entity.
  • An entity existing in space and time.
  • An inanimate object.
  • Something referred to by a word, a symbol, a sign, or an idea; a referent.
  • A creature: the poor little thing.
  • An individual object: There wasn't a thing in sight.
  • Law That which can be possessed or owned. Often used in the plural: things personal; things real.
  • Possessions; belongings: packed her things and left.
  • An article of clothing: Put on your things and let's go.
  • The equipment needed for an activity or a special purpose: Where are my cleaning things?
  • An object or entity that is not or cannot be named specifically: What is this thing for?
  • An act, deed, or work: promised to do great things.
  • The result of work or activity: is always building things.
  • A thought, a notion, or an utterance: What a rotten thing to say!
  • A piece of information: wouldn't tell me a thing about the project.
  • A means to an end: just the thing to increase sales.
  • An end or objective: In blackjack, the thing is to get nearest to 21 without going over.
  • A matter of concern: many things on my mind.
  • A turn of events; a circumstance: The accident was a terrible thing.
  • The general state of affairs; conditions: "Beneath the smooth surface of things, something was wrong” ( Tom Wicker).
  • A particular state of affairs; a situation: Let's deal with this thing promptly.
  • Informal A persistent illogical feeling, as a desire or an aversion; an obsession: has a thing about seafood.
  • Informal The latest fad or fashion; the rage: Drag racing was the thing then.
  • Slang An activity uniquely suitable and satisfying to one: Let him do his own thing. See Synonyms at forte1.