thing  

  • Pronunciation of thing: TH IH1 NG (θɪŋ)

  • Number of syllables of thing: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of thing

  • Definition of thing

    • (n): a separate and self-contained entity  
    • (n): an action; "how could you do such a thing?"  
    • (n): an artifact; "how does this thing work?"  
    • (n): an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn''t tell what the thing was"  
    • (n): any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; "the thing I like about her is ..."  
    • (n): a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"  
    • (n): a special abstraction; "a thing of the spirit"; "things of the heart"  
    • (n): a special objective; "the thing is to stay in bounds"  
    • (n): a statement regarded as an object; "to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?"  
    • (n): an event; "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."  
    • (n): a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; "he has a thing about seafood"; "she has a thing about him"  
    • (n): a special situation; "this thing has got to end"; "it is a remarkable thing"  
  • Examples of thing

    • The truth of the matter is that there is no such thing as an Aborigine.  
    • Reality is a froward thing.  
    • I was observing this lilliputian thing.  
    • The prudent thing is to go with the consensus until the matter is resolved.  
    • First, the dependable second starter thing.  
    • The whole thing seems purposefully farfetched.  
    • The sticky thing squelched continuously.  
    • The right thing to do is to calmly and civilly discuss the matter.  
    • But the thing is the volunteers.  
    • She ruined the whole thing.  

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