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.