Thing

  • 1 thing — W1S1 [θıŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(idea/action/feeling/fact)¦ 2¦(object)¦ 3¦(situation)¦ 4¦(nothing)¦ 5¦(person/animal)¦ 6¦(make a comment)¦ 7 the thing is 8 the last thing somebody wants/expects/needs etc 9 last thing …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 thing — [ θıŋ ] noun count *** ▸ 1 object/item ▸ 2 action/activity ▸ 3 situation/event ▸ 4 fact/condition ▸ 5 aspect of life ▸ 6 idea/information ▸ 7 something not specific ▸ 8 someone/something young you like ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) an object or ITEM. This… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 Thing — (th[i^]ng), n. [AS. [thorn]ing a thing, cause, assembly, judicial assembly; akin to [thorn]ingan to negotiate, [thorn]ingian to reconcile, conciliate, D. ding a thing, OS. thing thing, assembly, judicial assembly, G. ding a thing, formerly also,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Thing — may refer to:In philosophy: * An object (philosophy), being, or entity * Thing in itself (or noumenon ), the reality that underlies perceptions, a term coined by Immanuel KantIn history: * Thing (assembly), also transliterated as ting or þing , a …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 thing — 1 matter, concern, business, *affair 2 Thing, object, article are comprehensive terms applicable to whatever is apprehended as having actual, distinct, and demonstrable existence. They vary, however, in their range of application. Thing is the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 thing — thing1 [thiŋ] n. [ME < OE, council, court, controversy, akin to Ger ding, ON thing (orig. sense, “public assembly,” hence, “subject of discussion, matter, thing”) < IE * tenk , to stretch, period of time < base * ten , to stretch >… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 thing — (n.) O.E. þing meeting, assembly, later entity, being, matter (subject of deliberation in an assembly), also act, deed, event, material object, body, being, from P.Gmc. *thengan appointed time (Cf. O.Fris. thing assembly, council, suit, matter,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 thing — [n1] something felt, seen, perceived affair, anything, apparatus, article, being, body, business, circumstance, commodity, concept, concern, configuration, contrivance, corporeality, creature, device, element, entity, everything, existence,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 Thing — Thing, Ting Ting, n. [Dan. thing, ting, Norw. ting, or Sw. ting.] In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly; used, esp. in composition, in titles of such bodies. See {Legislature}, Norway. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Thing — Sn Volks und Gerichtsversammlung der Germanen erw. obs. (18. Jh.) Stammwort. Die Volksversammlung hieß ahd. ding, as. thing, das in normaler Entwicklung mit Bedeutungsveränderung nhd. Ding ergeben hat. Vermutlich wegen dieser… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 11 thing — ► NOUN 1) an inanimate material object. 2) an unspecified object. 3) (things) personal belongings or clothing. 4) an action, activity, concept, or thought. 5) (things) unspecified circumstances or matters: how are things? 6) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 thing to do — A stupid (or wise, etc) action ● thing …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 Thing — Thing, altnordisch für Ding (s.d. 1) u. 2), vgl. Deutschland S. 3; Landsthing u. Volksthing, die beiden Häuser des dänischen Reichstags, s.u. Dänemark S. 690; Storthing, die Reichsversammlung von Norwegen, s.d. S. 121 …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Thing — Thing, s. Ding (Volksversammlung) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 15 Thing — Thing, s. Ding …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 16 Thing — Thing, s. Ding …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 17 thing — index article (commodity) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 18 Thing — ↑ Ding …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 19 thing|um|my — «THIHNG uh mee», noun, plural mies. Informal. thingumbob: »There s no What s his name but Thingummy, and What you may call it is his prophet (Dickens) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 thing — [[t]θɪ̱ŋ[/t]] ♦ things 1) N COUNT: usu with supp You can use thing to refer to any object, feature, or event when you cannot, need not, or do not want to refer to it more precisely. What s that thing in the middle of the fountain? Some kind of… …

    English dictionary