HyperDic: thing

English > 12 senses of the word thing:
NOUNstatethinga special situation
actthingan action
cognitionthinga special abstraction
artifactthingan artifact
eventthingan event
cognitionthing, matter, affaira vaguely specified concern
communicationthinga statement regarded as an object
artifactthingan entity that is not named specifically
attributethingany attribute or quality considered as having its own existence
cognitionthinga special objective
feelingthinga persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion
Topsthinga separate and self-contained entity
thing > pronunciation
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA special situation.
  • "this thing has got to end"
  • "it is a remarkable thing"
Broadersituation, state of affairsThe general state of things
Spanishcosa, movida, rollo
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn action.
Example"how could you do such a thing?"
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA special abstraction.
  • "a thing of the spirit"
  • "things of the heart"
Broaderabstraction, abstractA concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn artifact.
Example"how does this thing work?"
NarrowerflagshipThe chief one of a related group
pillSomething that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size
snorterSomething that is extraordinary or remarkable or prominent
standbySomething that can be relied on when needed
variationAn artifact that deviates from a norm or standard
wobblerSomething that wobbles
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningAn event.
Example"a funny thing happened on the way to the..."
NarrowerfeastSomething experienced with great delight
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningA vaguely specified concern.
Example "things are going well"
Synonymsmatter, affair
NarrowerleastSomething that is of no importance
BroaderconcernSomething that interests you because it is important or affects you
Spanishaspecto, asunto, cosa, cuestión
Catalanafer, assumpte, cosa
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA statement regarded as an object.
  • "to say the same thing in other terms"
  • "how can you say such a thing?"
BroaderstatementA message that is stated or declared
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningAn entity that is not named specifically.
Example"I couldn't tell what the thing was"
NarrowerchangeA thing that is different
freshenerAnything that freshens / freshens
horrorSomething that inspires dislike
jimdandy, jimhickey, crackerjackSomething excellent of its kind
pacifierAnything that serves to pacify
security blanketAnything that an adult person uses to reduce anxiety
stinkerAnything that gives off an offensive odor (especially a cheap cigar)
whacker, whopperSomething especially big or impressive of its kind
BroaderentityThat which is perceived or known or inferred / inferred / inferred to have its own distinct / distinct existence (living or nonliving)
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 9, attribute
MeaningAny attribute or quality considered as having its own existence.
Example"the thing I like about her is ..."
BroaderattributeAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
Spanishcaracterística, cosa
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 10, cognition
MeaningA special objective.
Example"the thing is to stay in bounds"
Broaderaim, object, objective, targetThe goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 11, feeling
MeaningA persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion.
  • "he has a thing about seafood"
  • "she has a thing about him"
BroaderfeelingThe experiencing of affective and emotional states
English > thing: 12 senses > noun 12, Tops
MeaningA separate and self-contained entity.
Narrowerbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
inessential, nonessentialAnything that is not essential
necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessaryAnything indispensable / indispensable
part, pieceA portion of a natural object
reservoir, sourceAnything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies
subject, content, depicted objectSomething (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
unit, building blockA single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
variableSomething that is likely to vary / vary
Broaderphysical entityAn entity that has physical existence

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