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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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