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thing

thing

 
 
pronunciation:
thIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an abstract or concrete entity.
synonyms:
entity
antonyms:
nonentity
similar words:
being, individual, meat, monad, object, particular
definition 2: an inanimate object.
synonyms:
entity, object
similar words:
article, body, item, matter, piece, substance
definition 3: an object for which no means of identification is available.
What is this thing?
synonyms:
dingus, doodad, doohickey, gizmo, thingamabob, thingamajig
similar words:
article, gadget, object
definition 4: (pl.) personal possessions or belongings, esp. clothing.
She put her things in a trunk.
synonyms:
belongings, possessions, stuff
similar words:
accouterments, articles, baggage, clothing, duds, equipment, gear, kit, wardrobe
definition 5: (pl.) conditions.
Things are not very good right now.
synonyms:
affairs, conditions, matters
similar words:
business, concerns, dealings, economy, proceedings
definition 6: an act or the result of an action.
synonyms:
act, action, circumstance, situation
similar words:
deed, feat, outcome
definition 7: a circumstance or event.
A bad thing happened.
synonyms:
circumstance, event
similar words:
episode, happening, incident, occasion, occurrence
definition 8: a thought or utterance.
She hasn't said a thing.
similar words:
consideration, point, thought, utterance
definition 9: a creature.
He's a cute little thing.
synonyms:
creature
definition 10: (informal) an area of personal preference or skill.
Rock-climbing is my thing.
synonyms:
hobby, predilection, preference
similar words:
bag, cup of tea, fancy, forte, liking, pursuit