Synonyms of thing


1. thing, situation, state of affairs

usage: a special situation; "this thing has got to end"; "it is a remarkable thing"

2. thing, action

usage: an action; "how could you do such a thing?"

3. thing, abstraction, abstract

usage: a special abstraction; "a thing of the spirit"; "things of the heart"

4. thing, artifact, artefact

usage: an artifact; "how does this thing work?"

5. thing, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: an event; "a funny thing happened on the way to the..."

6. matter, affair, thing, concern

usage: a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"

7. thing, statement

usage: a statement regarded as an object; "to say the same thing in other terms"; "how can you say such a thing?"

8. thing, entity

usage: an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"

9. thing, attribute

usage: any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; "the thing I like about her is ..."

10. thing, aim, object, objective, target

usage: a special objective; "the thing is to stay in bounds"

11. thing, feeling

usage: a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; "he has a thing about seafood"; "she has a thing about him"

12. thing, physical entity

usage: a separate and self-contained entity

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Definition and meaning of thing (Dictionary)