(noun.) a separate and self-contained entity.

(noun.) an action; 'how could you do such a thing?'.

(noun.) an artifact; 'how does this thing work?'.

(noun.) an entity that is not named specifically; 'I couldn't tell what the thing was'.

(noun.) any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence; 'the thing I like about her is ...'.

(noun.) a special abstraction; 'a thing of the spirit'; 'things of the heart'.

(noun.) a special objective; 'the thing is to stay in bounds'.

(noun.) a statement regarded as an object; 'to say the same thing in other terms'; 'how can you say such a thing?'.

(noun.) an event; 'a funny thing happened on the way to the...'.

(noun.) a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion; 'he has a thing about seafood'; 'she has a thing about him'.

(noun.) a special situation; 'this thing has got to end'; 'it is a remarkable thing'.

伯特伦编辑--From WordNet


(n.) Whatever exists, or is conceived to exist, as a separate entity, whether animate or inanimate; any separable or distinguishable object of thought.

(n.) An inanimate object, in distinction from a living being; any lifeless material.

(n.) A transaction or occurrence; an event; a deed.

(n.) A portion or part; something.

(n.) A diminutive or slighted object; any object viewed as merely existing; -- often used in pity or contempt.

(n.) Clothes; furniture; appurtenances; luggage; as, to pack or store one's things.

(n.) Whatever may be possessed or owned; a property; -- distinguished from person.

(n.) In Scandinavian countries, a legislative or judicial assembly.



n. [1]. Being (animate or inanimate), creature, substance, body, object, created being.[2]. Inanimate object, lump of matter, lifeless substance.[3]. Event, transaction, deed, act, action, occurrence, circumstance, matter.[4]. Part, portion, something.



n. a parliament or a court of law in Scandinavian countries.

n. an inanimate object: a living being (in tenderness or in contempt): an event: a part: (pl.) clothes wraps.—ns. Thing′iness reality objectivity: disposition to take a materialistic view of things; Thing′-in-itself′ a noumenon the Ger. ding an sich; Thing′umbob Thing′ummy (coll.) a thing anything an indefinite name for some person whom one cannot be troubled to name distinctly.—adj. Thing′y materialistic.—Do the handsome thing by to treat generously; Know a thing or two to be shrewd; Make a good thing of it to reap a good advantage from; The thing the proper or right thing.





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