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Definition for: thing

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Etymology

From Middle English, from Old English þing .

Pronunciation

  • thĭng, /θɪŋ/, /TIN/
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋ

Noun

thing ( plural: things; diminutives: thingy / thingie, thingo [ Aus ])

  1. That which is considered to exist as a separate entity, quality or concept.
  2. A word, symbol, sign or other referent that can be used to refer to any entity.
  3. An individual object.
  4. ( law ) whatever can be owned.
  5. the latest fad or fashion.
  6. ( in plural ) clothes, possessions or equipment.
  7. A unit.
    Get me a thing of apple juice at the store.
  8. In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.

Synonyms

  • stuff (uncountable equivalent)
  • yoke (Ireland)

Derived terms

  • thingamajig
  • thingness
  • thingo
  • thingy

Translations

a separate entity or concept

  • Albanian: send
  • Arabic: شيء (šæy’) m .
  • Basque: gauza
  • Bosnian: stvar f .
  • Breton: tra f .
  • Catalan: cosa f .
  • CJKV Characters: 物, 事
  • Chinese:
    Cantonese: 東西 (dung1 sai1), 物 (mat6), 事物 (si6 mat6)
    Mandarin: 東西 (dōngxī), 物 (wù), 事物 (shìwù)
  • Croatian: stvar f .
  • Danish: ting c .
  • Dutch: ding n .
  • Estonian: asi, ese
  • Finnish: asia
  • French: chose f . , truc m . , machin m . ( informal )
  • Frisian: ding n .
  • German: Ding n .
  • Galician: cousa f .
  • Greek: πράγμα (prágma) n .
  • Guarani: mba'e
  • Gujarati: વસ્તુ (vastu)
  • Hebrew: דבר (davar) m .
  • Hindi: वस्तू (vastū) m . , चीज़ (chīz) f .
  • Hungarian: dolog
  • Ido: kozo
  • Indonesian: benda, barang, makhluk
  • Interlingua: cosa
  • Irish: rud, ní
  • Italian: cosa f .
  • Japanese: 事 (こと, koto)
  • Korean: 물건 (mulgeon)
  • Latin: rēs f .
  • Latvian: lieta f .
  • Marathi: वस्तु (vastu)
  • Norwegian: ting, dings, greie m .
  • Old English: þing n .
  • Persian: چیز (čiz)
  • Polish: rzecz f .
  • Portuguese: coisa f .
  • Romanian: lucru n .
  • Russian: вещь (vešč’) f .
  • Sanskrit: वस्तु (vastu) m .
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: ствар f .
    Roman: stvar f .
  • Spanish: cosa f .
  • Swahili: kitu, vitu pl (noun 7/8)
  • Swedish: sak c . , ting n .
  • Tupinambá: mba'e
  • Urdu: وستو (vastū) m . , چیز (ćīz) f .
  • Welsh: peth

any physical or psychical entity

  • Albanian: send
  • Arabic: شيء (šæy’) m .
  • Basque: gauza
  • CJKV Characters: 物, 事
  • Chinese:
    Cantonese: 東西 (dung1 sai1), 物 (mat6), 事物 (si6 mat6)
    Mandarin: 東西 (dōngxī), 物 (wù), 事物 (shìwù)
  • Danish: ting c .
  • Dutch: ding n .
  • Estonian: asi, ese
  • Finnish: asia
  • French: chose f . , truc m . , machin m . ( informal )
  • Frisian: ding n .
  • German: Ding n .
  • Galician: cousa f .
  • Greek: πράγμα (prágma) n .
  • Guarani: mba'e
  • Gujarati: વસ્તુ (vastu)
  • Hindi: वस्तू (vastū) m . , चीज़ (chīz) f .
  • Hungarian: dolog
  • Ido: kozo
  • Indonesian: benda, barang, makhluk
  • Interlingua: cosa
  • Irish: rud, ní
  • Italian: cosa f .
  • Japanese: 物 (もの, mono)
  • Korean: 물건 (mulgeon)
  • Latin: rēs f .
  • Latvian: lieta
  • Marathi: वस्तु (vastu)
  • Norwegian: ting, dings, greie m .
  • Old English: þing n .
  • Persian: چیز (čiz)
  • Polish: rzecz f .
  • Portuguese: coisa f .
  • Romanian: lucru n .
  • Russian: вещь (vešč’) f .
  • Sanskrit: वस्तु (vastu) m .
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: ствар f .
    Roman: stvar f .
  • Slovene: stvar f . , reč f .
  • Spanish: cosa f .
  • Swahili: kitu, vitu pl (noun 7/8)
  • Swedish: sak c . , ting n .
  • Telugu: వస్తువు (vastuvu)
  • Tupinambá: mba'e
  • Urdu: وستو (vastū) m . , چیز (ćīz) f .
  • Welsh: peth

a legislative or judicial assembly

Other Translations for "thing"

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