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English noun: thing

1. thing (state) a special situation

SamplesThis thing has got to end.
It is a remarkable thing.

Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs

2. thing (act) an action

SamplesHow could you do such a thing?.

Broader (hypernym)action

3. thing (cognition) a special abstraction

SamplesA thing of the spirit.
Things of the heart.

Broader (hypernym)abstract, abstraction

4. thing (artifact) an artifact

SamplesHow does this thing work?.

Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact

Narrower (hyponym)flagship, pill, snorter, standby, variation, wobbler

5. thing (event) an event

SamplesA funny thing happened on the way to the....

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)feast

6. thing (cognition) a vaguely specified concern

SamplesSeveral matters to attend to.
It is none of your affair.
Things are going well.

Synonymsaffair, matter

Broader (hypernym)concern

Narrower (hyponym)least

7. thing (communication) a statement regarded as an object

SamplesTo say the same thing in other terms.
How can you say such a thing?.

Broader (hypernym)statement

8. thing (artifact) an entity that is not named specifically

SamplesI couldn't tell what the thing was.

Broader (hypernym)entity

Narrower (hyponym)change, crackerjack, freshener, horror, jimdandy, jimhickey, pacifier, security blanket, stinker, whacker, whopper

9. thing (attribute) any attribute or quality considered as having its own existence

SamplesThe thing I like about her is ....

Broader (hypernym)attribute

10. thing (cognition) a special objective

SamplesThe thing is to stay in bounds.

Broader (hypernym)aim, object, objective, target

11. thing (feeling) a persistent illogical feeling of desire or aversion

SamplesHe has a thing about seafood.
She has a thing about him.

Broader (hypernym)feeling

12. thing a separate and self-contained entity

Broader (hypernym)physical entity

Narrower (hyponym)body of water, building block, content, depicted object, essential, inessential, necessary, necessity, nonessential, part, piece, requirement, requisite, reservoir, source, subject, unit, variable, water

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